Policies and further information
Policies, appendices and guidance notes
Post 16 home to education establishment transport policy statement
Academic year 2017-2018
For learners aged 16-18 in further education and continuing learners aged 19 and over and learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
Eligibility for transport can alter for a number of reasons. If your child becomes ineligible for any reason, we will contact you to let you know. This may mean free transport is no longer available and in such cases, notice of a minimum of a term is normally given.
Code of conduct for drivers and passenger assistants transporting children and adults
Please use the link below to look at the code of conduct for drivers and passenger assistants who transport children and adults on behalf of the council.
Further information about how the council will use the data you provide and your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. It is important that you read this information before you submit your form.
Information on the safety of walking routes to schools
For further details on this guidance and other advice, please visit the Road Safety GBwebsite.
Sustainable school travel strategy
In response to new legislation (The Education and Inspection Act 2006) all local authorities are required to develop and promote a sustainable school travel strategy. The Council's aim with their strategy is to encourage healthier, greener and safer ways of travel to school by:
- encouraging every school to develop a travel plan
- aiming to reduce car journeys to educational establishments, improve child road safety, child health and the quality of the local environment
- promoting the use of sustainable modes of travel for school related journeys
- working with schools and other educational establishments to promote walking and cycling by providing free training programmes, a walking bus, and a 'parent parking charter' programme to prevent inconsiderate parking around the school gate.
Information for students and parents/carers about sustainable ways of travelling to school is available on the Initiatives page.
The 'travel to school' strategy is produced annually and is currently under review.