Normally it is the responsibility of parents to get their children to and from school safely. However, your child may be able to get free transport to school if they meet one of the following three criteria.
1. Distance criteria
Free transport may be provided if a child lives the following distances from their catchment or nearest suitable school:
- 2 or more miles away for a child under 8
- 3 or more miles away for a child aged 8 and over.
If your child is starting secondary school in September the School Transport team will contact you by the end of the summer term if you are eligible for free school transport.
2. Special Educational Needs (SEN)
If your child has an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) we may be able to provide transport.Find out more