Suffolk County Council Funded School Travel Opt-in

Here is a very important message for you if your child travels to the academy by bus. Suffolk County Council policy is changing and you will not automatically be issued with a bus pass for September. Instead you must OPT-IN if you want your child to receive a bus pass from Suffolk County Council. You must do this before May 31st 2019. If you do not ‘opt-in’ your child will not be able to travel. Please see the message from Suffolk County Council below. (Note: this does not apply if your child has their transport provided by Mildenhall College Academy on MCA Bus 1, MCA Bus 2 and some assisted places on Bus 402). If you have any questions please feel free to contact us or Suffolk County Council.

Is your child eligible for Suffolk County Council funded school travel?

Suffolk’s School Travel Policy has been amended, so it is important that you understand how this might affect your child’s eligibility for funded school travel from September 2019. To find out more visit

If your child is eligible for funded school travel you now need to opt-in (apply) each year so they can receive it. The opt-in window for this year is open from 1 March 2019 to 31 May 2019. To find out more visit


For more information please view the opt-in travel poster.