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School and college transport

The Council has recently undertaken a consultation exercise on a number of proposed changes to its home to school transport policies. These changes are now being implemented.  For a summary of the agreed changes please follow the link below:

Transport policies and appendices

Transport policy statement

Apply for mainstream transport

There is no legal duty for the Local Authority (LA) to provide over 16 transport for mainstream students and this provision was withdrawn from September 2014 in line with a previous policy decision. The LA will, however, consider individual cases where the student is attending their local college and ‘hardship’ or low income can be demonstrated.

Apply for Special Educational Needs (SEN) transport

Apply for medical needs transport

Pay for transport

If you don’t qualify for free/assisted transport

Guidelines for the assessment of the safety of walking routes to schools

For further details on this guidance and other advice, please visit: