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Apply for travel assistance due to family income

Use this form to apply for assistance with home to school transport. To help you make your application, please read Who qualifies for free school transport?

To complete this application you may need:

  • Your national insurance number.
  • A scanned copy of your most recent Tax Credit award notice.

Please note that applications take approximately 10 working days to be processed. Please do not call or email us to check on progress until 10 days have elapsed.

We will not process applications for the next academic year (starting September) until after 1 July.

To find out more about how we use your data for the home to school transport application, please read our privacy notice.


To make an application to East Sussex County Council, your child(ren) must live in East Sussex. If they live outside of East Sussex, you will need to make an application to the local authority in which they live.

To find a different local authority, please visit GOV.UK