Home to school transport
We will provide free transport from home to school for a child when:
- they are attending the nearest suitable primary school to their home address and the shortest walking distance from their home to that school is more than two miles
- The child or young person, up to age 16, is attending the nearest suitable secondary school to their home address and the shortest walking distance from their home to that school is more than three miles
- A child or young person, up to age 16, is unable to walk to their nearest suitable school because of the nature of the route and the route has been classified by the council as hazardous.
Some extended rights for free travel relate to low income families.
Secondary school children and young people, up to age 16, from low income families will also be entitled to free transport if:
Pupils who have an education health and care plan or a disability and are not eligible when considered against the criteria set out above. Their entitlement to transport assistance is considered when taking account of the pupil's special educational needs and the school placement.
Find out more in the home to school transport policy.