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School and college transport

School and college transport

Help with getting your children to school

You might qualify for free school transport if

  • Your child is under 8, attends their designated area or nearest school and it is more than 2 miles away by a safe walking route
  • Your child is over 8, their nearest available school is more than 3 miles away by a safe walking route and they attend a designated area school or the nearest school
  • Your child qualifies for free school meals
  • You receive the maximum level of working tax credit

How to apply

If you think your child meets the criteria for free transport, complete the form below.


You can find out more by reading our home to school transport policy (PDF document).

Assessments for home to school transport 

Assessments for home to school transport will only be processed following receipt of a completed online or postal application form. Home to school transport eligibility and assessments will not be provided over the telephone.

Transport for over 16

For students who are 16 and older see below to find out what support is available read our post 16 transport policy statement (PDF document).

Read the school transport privacy notice (PDF document) to find out how we use you personal data.

If your child doesn't meet the criteria you can pay for a fare payer seat on a school bus. Complete the form below but note there are limited availability of these seats


If you disagree with the decision we make, you can appeal by completing the form below.


Email your completed form to schooltransportappeals@wokingham.gov.uk.

You can also post your form to

School Transport Appeals 
Transport Procurement and Operations Manager
Corporate Transport Unit
Highways and Transport
Wokingham Borough Council
Shute End
Wokingham
RG40 1BN

To find out more about the appeals process read our school transport appeals guidelines (PDF document).

To find out more about our cycling scheme for schools see the My Journey website.

To find out more about schemes encouraging pupils to walk to school phone 0118 908 8308.

Visit the My Journey bus route website to find out bus routes and timetables.

  • Bulmershe School - use the Reading Buses 981 and 983 bus service 
  • Holt, Emmbrook and Forest Schools - use the 202 and 244 bus service
  • Maiden Erlegh School - use the 190 bus service
  • Ranelagh School - visit the Fargo Coaches website to find out more

Code of conduct for travelling on a school bus

We've put together a code of conduct for children travelling on school buses, below.


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