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School transport for 5 to 16 year olds

Your child may be able to get free transport to school if they live further from their school than the walking distance allowed by law or if you’re on a low income. It will depend on where you live and which school your child goes to.

Fare-paying place on school contract buses

You can apply for a fare-paying place on a school contract bus. Your child will be given a place, if there are spaces available, after all eligible children have been given a seat.  Seats will be given on a “first come, first served” basis.

If your child had a fare-paying place last year they will be given priority over new applicants but places cannot be guaranteed.

Apply online

The transport application form for the 2019/2020 academic year is now available. The transport charge is £800 for the academic year. You can pay by debit or credit card in one lump sum or in up to 8 monthly instalments. 

Apply online

Post 16 fixed grant

If you are entitled to a Post 16 fixed grant, you can use the grant towards a farepaying space, but you will need to submit an application form for each scheme. 

If you are eligible, you will receive a cheque for the grant and if you have also applied for farepaying transport we will contact you separately regarding the availability of farepaying spaces.  If successful in being offered a seat, you can use the grant to help pay towards the £800 fee which is taken either by debit/credit card in one lump sum or by an instalment plan.

Further information

For further information, please see the Home to School / College Transport Policy.

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