MY School Bus services | Bus timetables | Medway Council

MY School Bus services

MY Bus is a closed door pre-booked service. You must apply via our MY Bus Pass team to check availability and book a place from term to term.

Even if you are entitled to free bus travel from Medway Council's Student Services team you must still liaise with the MY Bus team to check whether there are spaces.
Some routes have lengthy waiting lists.

Please email mybus@medway.gov.uk for more information.

Term 3 payment update following coronavirus (COVID-19) national lockdown

With the current closure of schools, all children who have their name on the passenger list will remain on the list until their school is reopened. We will not be offering out any places. No child will lose their current place on the bus.

We do not know when or how schools plan to reopen, or which year groups will be first back.

For parents who have already paid for term 3 you have the following options:

  • defer the one term payment to use when pupils go back to school. This could be after February half-term for term 4, but this date is not confirmed
  • receive a refund for term 3. The refund will be transferred to the credit or debit card that made the payment originally

Your decision will not affect your child’s place on the bus. If you request a refund, your child’s place will still be held open for you once the school reopens.

We need your decision in writing to mybus@medway.gov.uk. Please state your child’s name, which MY bus service they use, and your decision. If you have asked for a refund we will process your request as soon as possible. We cannot action your request until it is received in writing via this email address.

If your child is entitled to attend school, and they will need to use the MY Bus they are currently on, please let us know so we can plan the necessary service provision.

For service updates please visit our coronavirus page.

Cost of MY Bus service

One term - £58
Two terms - £111
Year (six terms) - £315

Buy MY School Bus pass

You can buy a new bus pass by credit card or direct debit.

To buy a new pass, please phone 01634 333 455. 

If lines are busy please leave a voicemail message with your contact number and child's name. The admin team will return your call. This will ensure that we can reserve your child's place before the deadline. You can also email at mybus@medway.gov.uk.

You must pay for your travel for next term by the relevant deadline date. After this date, the seat on the bus may be offered to another student on the waiting list.

The number of available seats on certain routes may vary from term to term.

Terms and conditions of MY Bus service

You and your child should be aware of the MY Bus terms and conditions.

If you need a paper copy, email mybus@medway.gov.uk.

Travelling with your bus pass

All MY Bus passholders will need to show their pass at all times on their ASD bus service.

Students will not be allowed to travel on the bus without their bus pass. 

Lost or damaged passes

If a bus pass is lost or damaged at school during the day, ASD will get the child home by checking the list of registered bus pass holders.

You will then need to contact the My Bus Pass team for a replacement and pay the £10 fee. 

The MY Bus Pass team can also advise ASD that a child's bus pass is being replaced to ensure they can continue to travel on the bus. 

If a bus pass is lost or damaged please email mybus@medway.gov.uk or phone 01634 333 455. 

MY School Bus services timetable

Service number 

Route

Operator

MY1

Lordswood - Holcombe Grammar School - Greenacre - Walderslade - Victory Academy

Medway Council/ASD

MY2

Gillingham - Twydall - Rainham Mark Grammar School.

Medway Council/ASD

MY3

Gillingham - Twydall -  Rainham School for Girls/The Howard School

Medway Council/ASD

MY4

Wigmore - Rainham Mark Grammar School

Medway Council/ASD

MY5

Parkwood - Rainham Mark Grammar School

Medway Council/ASD

MY6

Wigmore - Chatham Grammar School for Girls

Medway Council/ASD

MY7

Hempstead - Hempstead Valley - Wigmore - Rainham Mark Grammar School - Twydall - Chatham Grammar School for Girls

Medway Council/ASD

MY8

Isle of Grain to Strood Academy

Medway Council/ASD

MY9

Isle of Grain to Holcombe Grammar School

Medway Council/ASD

MY Bus deadline dates 2020 to 2021

Please ensure that you renew your child's place before each deadline date by calling 01634 333 455 or emailing mybus@medway.gov.uk

Places are limited, and there are waiting list for some services. There is a risk that you will lose your child's place if you do not renew by the deadline.

If lines are busy please email mybus@medway.gov.uk, and we will call back, but this will reserve your place.

Deadline for term 1 renewals

Term 1 deadline, 4pm, Friday 31 July 2020.

September 2020 to July 2021

Term 1

  • Start - Thursday 3 September 2020
  • Letter - sent Thursday 1 October 2020
  • Deadline - 4pm Friday 23 October
  • Finish - Friday 23 October 2020

Autumn break -  Monday 26 October 2020 to Friday 30 October 2020.

Term 2

  • Start - Monday 2 November 2020
  • Letter - sent Monday 23 November 2020
  • Deadline - 4pm, Friday 18 December 2020
  • Finish -  Friday 18 December 2020

Christmas break - Monday 21 December to Friday 1 January 2021.

Term 3

  • Start - Monday 4 January 2021
  • Letter - sent Monday 25 January
  • Deadline - 4pm Friday 12 February 2021
  • Finish - Friday 12 February 2021

February beak - Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021.

Term 4

  • Start - Monday 22 February 2021
  • Finish - Thursday 1 April 2021
  • Letter - sent Monday 15 March
  • Deadline – 4pm Thursday 1 April
  • Good Friday - 2 April 2021
  • Easter Monday - 5 April 2021

Spring break - Tuesday 6 April 2021 to Friday 16 April 2021.

Term 5

  • Start - Monday 19 April 2021
  • Letter - sent Tuesday 4 May
  • Deadline - 4pm, Friday 28 May 2021
  • Finish - Friday 28 May 2021
  • Early May Bank Holiday - Monday 3 May 2021
  • Late May Bank Holiday - Monday 31 May 2021

May break - Tuesday 1 June 2021 to Friday 4 June 2021.

Term 6

  • Start - Monday 7 June 2021
  • Letter sent - Monday 21 June
  • Deadline - 4pm, Friday 23 July
  • Finish - Friday 23 July 2021

Places offered out from Monday 30 July 2021.