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- Whose responsibility is it to get a child to school?
- How do I check if my child is eligible for free school transport?
- How are distances measured?
- What if I am on a low income?
- What if my circumstances change?
- Transport to faith schools
- Transport to grammar schools
- Code of conduct
- Moving house
- Route safety
How do I check if my child is eligible for free school transport?
If you apply for a place at the school designated to serve your home address and you live more than three miles away by the shortest walking route, your child will be entitled to free transport. You can check which is the designated school to serve your home address by phoning 0345 155 1019 or via the website.
Your child will also be entitled to free transport to the school nearest to your home, provided it is still over three miles from your home by the shortest walking route. This is usually the designated school, but not always.
We provide transport assistance from one permanent home address. If your child lives at two addresses you must nominate one address as permanent for transport even if both addresses are eligible for transport assistance. You must let us know if your child’s permanent address changes and you may be asked to provide evidence of this if it affects entitlement to transport assistance. Transport is provided only at normal school times at the beginning and end of the day. Transport is not provided for foreign exchange students, work experience, or taster and induction days.