Home to School Transport Policy (0 to 25 Year Olds)

Last updated: 11 June 2024

10.21. Application and Review Process

Application process

For enquiries about school transport eligibility for pupils/students with EHCPs please contact your named Education, Health and Care Coordinator or the relevant area team:

For all other pupils, school transport eligibility is assessed and confirmed by the Admissions and Transport Team, who invite the parent/carer of eligible pupils to apply for school transport via an online portal. Enquiries about school transport eligibility can be made using the Admissions and school transport ‘Contact us’ form.

Find out more about the free school transport process.

Review process

Provision of travel assistance at any one time does not guarantee that this will be an ongoing arrangement and the requirement will be reviewed by the Council on a regular basis.

All pupils/students who receive travel assistance will be subject to review:

  • at the end of Year 3 in which the pupil attains the age of 8 years;
  • at the end of Year 6;
  • following the successful completion of Independent Travel Training;
  • following a change in circumstances.

If during the course of any school year the Council determines that the provision of home to school transport does not need be provided any longer, it will stop at the end of the term in which the decision is made.