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Under 16 transport to school


Your children may be able to get free home to school transport depending on their age, whether they attend their nearest qualifying school, how far away the school is, and their circumstances.

Summary of the application process

Step 1: Check if you are eligible for free home to school transport

You should check if your child is eligible for free home to school transport to their school before you apply for a place at the school. If you don't apply for a place at the nearest qualifying school, you may not be eligible for free home to school transport.

Find out how to check if you are eligible for free home to school transport

Step 2: Apply for free home to school transport

If you believe you are eligible, you can apply for free home to school transport online.

Find out how to apply for free home to school transport

Step 3: The result of your application

We assess your application and confirm if you are eligible for free home to school transport. If your application is successful, we will allocate you travel assistance (either bus/train pass, seat on a contract vehicle, or reimbursement). If your application is unsuccessful you may be able to appeal or consider alternative options.

Find out more about the result of your application

The council is currently reviewing its home to school / college travel and transport policy. Please see the consultation for details of the proposals and how to respond.

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