Who qualifies for free school transport?
We check for transport when children are offered a mainstream school. You only need to apply for low income transport, or child or parents with medical or physical conditions. Transport for children with an EHC plan should be discussed with the Assessment and Planning Officer.
In most cases we provide free transport to a child’s designated school if they qualify.
A designated school is the school suitable to your child which serves your area. If there is more than one school, it is the nearest suitable school to your home with places.
If we did not offer a place at your nearest or designated school because:
- you did not name it on your application, or
- you received a higher preference
you will need to arrange and pay for your child's home to school transport.