Help with school transport for low income families

Find out about free transport to school and whether your child qualifies.

Help with school transport for low income families

We need information about you and your child so that we can check to see if your child is eligible to receive assistance with primary or secondary school transport based on low income.

Primary school children aged 8 and above may receive help based on family income only for their nearest school. Secondary school aged pupils may receive help based on family income for one of their three nearest schools. Further information is available on the Free school transport page.

Your data privacy

All documents relating to this application will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation and may be shared within West Sussex County Council, your child’s school, Euclid Ltd, who produce bus passes on our behalf, and with your child’s transport provider, solely for the purposes of arranging and providing home to school transport.

The data will be kept until your child reaches the end of statutory school age or two years after the transport is no longer in place (whichever is later) and then securely destroyed.

This Authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and, to this end, may use the information you have provided on this form for the detection and prevention of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

Before completing this form please read our general Privacy Policy (opens in a new window).

Check your child's eligibility for assistance with travel expenses

Is your child aged 8 or over? * Select 'Yes' if your child is over 8 years old.

Your application

  • This form will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • Please ensure you have enough time to complete the whole form in one session so that your data is not lost.
  • Please ensure you have read Home to school travel leaflet before completing this form
  • You will need to attach supporting evidence to this form by uploading it from the device you are using (such as computer, tablet).
  • You must make a new application each year.
  • The questions marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and require an answer. You do not have to answer all of the other questions, but it would help us if you do.

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