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- How are distances measured?
- How do I check if my child is eligible for free school transport?
- What if I am on a low income?
- What if I have chosen my child's school because of religion or belief?
- What if my circumstances change?
- Whose responsibility is it to get a child to school?
- Will my child get free school transport?
- Low income families
- Transport to faith schools
- Transport to grammar schools
- Moving house
- Route safety
- Code of conduct
What if I am on a low income?
The statutory right to free transport for secondary school pupils from low income families provides a choice to one of the three nearest schools to their home address. However, transport will only be provided if the school is between two and six miles of the home address, or to the nearest school preferred by a parent’s religion or belief between two and fifteen miles of the home address.
Distances of up to two miles are measured using the shortest available walking route as described above, and distances of over two miles are measured by road. If your child is entitled to free school meals, or your family receives the maximum level of Working Tax Credit, then your family is considered to be on a low income. Unless your child gets free school meals, you will need to give us current proof that you receive an appropriate means tested benefit. If so, please enclose a copy of your benefit evidence with this form.