Public Transport to and from the Sixth Form College
September 2017 to July 2018

All information and costs provided are the best currently available to our knowledge.
This information is provided as a guide for parents to help them to select the best option for their son/daughter to travel to College.
The College does not operate or support any transport services and has no financial connection with any operators shown below.
The table is a summary of the main options available to students for travel by public transport (bus or train) for the academic year 2017/2018.

NB. The Essex County Council Post 16 Travel Pass for 2017/2018 will only be granted by Essex County Council where their criteria are satisfied e.g. a student has to be resident in Essex, travel in excess of 3 miles to College and the College is the nearest provider of the majority of their course at the time of Enrolment.

For further information and to request an application form:
0845 6032200

If you have any travel enquiries Michele Perrin will be available in the General Office throughout the day on Induction days.

County Council Travel Information

Pass Provider Summary of Validity Purchasing Arrangements Notes Cost (correct at time of print)
Essex County Council
See NB below
One return journey per day Monday – Friday term time only (normally by bus whatever the distance – operator chosen by Essex County Council) Application forms on line from Essex County Council.
0845 603 2200
Application periods are:
Autumn term:
1 March to 30 September
Spring term:
1 October to 31 January
Standard Charge £900 per year.
Low income £450 per year
May be paid by 3 termly payments (Credit/debit card)
£300 / £150 by 21 July 2017
£300 / £150 by 17 Nov 2017
£300 / £150 by 16 March 2018
Suffolk County Council Application forms on line from Suffolk County Council.
0345 606 6173
Applications must be submitted by 31 May 2017 Cost per term for the academic year 2017/18 is £210.
The following options are also available to ALL College Students
Grahams Coaches
(formaly chelmsford taxi bus)
One route only
travelling from Woodham Mortimer – Danbury – Bicknacre – Little Baddow – Hatfield Peverel - Kelvedon
One return journey per day. Purchased directly from:
Grahams Coaches Ltd
14 Station Road
01376 570150 (8.00 -16.00)
2017/18 price £475
per term payable 28 days prior to the start of each term.
Payment by Cheque, Credit/Debit card, bank transfer or BACS.
First Essex Buses
Special tickets for Sixth Form College students
Use of ticket within specified zone, seven days a week term time including half term. (College holidays not included) Applications submitted to Sixth Form College. (Letter, area map & application form included in Induction Pack) Applications to be returned to College by 14 July 2017. Spare application forms available from the College General Office. Payments may now be paid by debit/credit card. (£1 charge for C/C payments).
Service 62 Brightlingsea /Colchester
Service 74 Thorrington/Colchester
Prices 2017/2018
Colchester Inner

Autumn term £172.80
Spring term £136.80
Colchester Outer
Autumn term £324.00
Spring term £256.50
All Essex
Autumn term £367.20
Spring term £290.70
Autumn Term £216.00
Spring term £171.00
First All Essex Tickets
Yellow School Bus service
Great Dunmow-Braintree-Colchester
Unlimited travel across Essex on First Essex buses. Weekly, 4-Weekly may be purchase as an m-ticket on your mobile or on the bus. First Colchester Travel Centre 26 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester. CO2 7EA Tel: 01206 363840 Mon – Sat 09.00 – 17.00 Application via Sixth Form College or contact First Essex Buses direct. First Wk (M ticket/bus) £33
First 4 Wk (M ticket/bus) £100
10 Journey (M ticket) £35
First Mthly (Travel shop) £108
First 3 Mthly (Travel shop/M Ticket) £310
First Annual (Travel shop/M Ticket) £995

Prices 2017/18
Autumn Term £496.80
Spring Term £393.30
Network Colchester Arriva 1/1A, 2, 4, 8 services in Colchester town. Weekly, 4-Weekly and Annual tickets purchased on the bus. Also available as an m-ticket through your mobile or buy online. Colchester zone
Weekly £14.00
4 week £48
Annual £450
Colchester Borough Card
(Operators – First, Network Colchester and Hedingham) within the Colchester Borough area and some places beyond. E.g. Kelvedon, Elmstead Market, Coggeshall and Earls Colne.
Unlimited travel within the zone 7 days a week. Purchased online or direct from First Colchester Travel Centre 26 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester: CO2 7EA Tel: 01206 363840 Mon – Fri 09.00– 17.00 Sat 09.00 –13.00 Details of the area of validity: Inner Zone:
Weekly £18.00
Monthly £63.50
Quarterly £180.00
Annual £635.00

Outer Zone
Weekly £28.00
Monthly £95.00
Quarterly £280.00
Annual £885.00
Hedingham Buses
Service 87
Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe
Service 88
Service 89
Hedingham and Great Yeldham
Service 76
Hedingham Omnibuses
Dugard House
Peartree Road
CO3 0UL.
01206 769778
Applications available direct from Hedingham. Purchased by phone or email. Payment by Credit/Debit card. Photo required for Term pass.
Passes will be sent directly to your home address.
Term Pass : £ 130
Annual Pass : £ 330
Term Pass : £ 130
Annual Pass : £ 330
Halstead/Sible Hedigham
Term Pass : £ 220
Annual Pass : £ 515
Yeldham/Castle Hedingham
Term pass : £ 245
Annual Pass : £ 620
Earls Colne
Term pass : £175
Annual Pass: £445
White Colne
Term Pass : £ 160
Annual Pass : £ 380
Term Pass : £ 150
Annual Pass : £ 380
Chambers Buses
Service 753/754
Clare/Lavenham/Long Melford
Service 84
Sudbury/Stoke by Nayland/Great Horkesley
Service 754
Bures/Wormingford/West Bergholt
Unlimited travel within the Zone including week-end. Purchase directly from:
Hedingham & Chambers
Dugard House
Peartree Road
01206 769778
Applications available direct from Hedingham. Purchased by phone or email. Payment by Credit/Debit card. Photo required for Term pass. Passes will be sent directly to your home address. Lavenham/Long Melford Clare/Lavenham
Autumn £ 375
Annual £ 975
Autumn £ 315
Annual £805
Autumn £ 280
Annual £720
Great Horkesley
Autumn £195
Annual £495
Autumn £280
Annual £700
West Bergholt
Autumn £ 175
Annual £435
The Essex Scholar’s Ticket Offers 20% discount off the Child Fare if purchasing an annual ticket or 10% if purchasing a termly ticket. Purchased by phone:
0345 2004134
Check for current details at: Currently available on services:
50/50A from Tollesbury,D’Arcy, Layer and Birch routes.
105/107 from Walton-on-Naze serving villages en route via Tendring, Little Bentley and Great Bromley.
80/81A from Dedham and Langham.
77/77A via Frating and Great Bentley
Suffolk County Council
Endeavour card
Minimum 25% discount off full price adult bus fares for all 16-19 year olds. Currently free of charge. Apply online at Beestons do NOT accept Endeavour Card Discount on single or return adult bus fares only and some discounts on weekly tickets
Hadleigh to Colchester Service
One return journey per day. Apply directly to:
Long Bessels
01473 823243
Payment by cash, Cheque or Credit/Debit card. Route 971
Hadleigh, Layham, Raydon, East Bergholt Stratford St Mary all £7.00 return
10 Single Journey ticket £31.50
Panther Travel
Service 80/81a
Dedham and Langham
Panther Travel Ltd
Room 6
Stansted House
Third Avenue
Stansted Airport
CM24 1AE
01279 661528
The Essex Scholars is available for this service – see below Daily rate
Dedham Return £4.90
Langham Return £4.40

Train Travel Information

Discounted rail travel is available on services operated by Greater Anglia. Season tickets should be purchased online from or contact Greater Anglia on 0345 600 7245 (Option 3, Option 2) 09.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday. Details on how to apply will be available at enrolment from the General Office. Payments are made by credit or debit card and the ticket will be posted directly to your home address. These tickets cannot be purchased at stations. Applications for rail season tickets cannot be made until the student has enrolled at College and has been issued with a Student Card application form. This form has a thirteen digit number on it. When purchasing a season ticket you will need to quote the last seven digits of this number. Please ensure that you have your photograph taken at enrolment for this purpose. An application for a season ticket can then be made on line or by phone later that day. Keep your copy of the Student Card application form with your season ticket until the Student Card has been issued.


Prices shown below are for 2017/2018
There is the option to pay by monthly direct debit. See separate letter in Student Enrolment packs for details.
Annual season tickets are also available, which give a further discount.

Boarding Point per term 2016-17 Short term – Summer Term
(Year 2 students only)
BRAINTREE £321.90 £160.95
CHELMSFORD £369.00 £184.50
CLACTON ON SEA £308.50 £154.25
IPSWICH £308.50 £154.25
KELVEDON £208.10 £104.05
MANNINGTREE £152.50 £76.25
MARKS TEY £130.80 £65.40
MISTLEY £168.00 £84.00
THORPE LE SOKEN £246.00 £123.00
WALTON ON THE NAZE £308.50 £154.25
WEELEY £194.00 £97.00
WITHAM £272.70 £136.35
WIVENHOE £120.20 £60.10