Help with getting your children to school
You might qualify for free school transport if:
- Your child is between 5 and 8, attends their designated area or nearest school and it is more than 2 miles away by a safe walking route
- Your child is between 9 and 16, 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
Go to the My Journey website to find the shortest safe walking distance to your school.
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)
Codes of conduct
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).