We have started the first stage of a consultation on the support our Council provides to children and young people to get to school and college and for adults to travel to social care services. View more information and tell us your views by visiting the travel assistance section.
The Council looks to parents and carers to make arrangements for their children to travel safely to their chosen or allocated school where possible and only where we have a statutory duty to do so, will the Council provide funded travel assistance. If you are unable to transport your child to school and believe you are eligible for support from the Council under our statutory duty, please complete the online transport application.
Do I need to re-apply?
- If you are already in receipt of transport assistance and have moved house since you initially applied or your child is moving school you must re-apply as your eligibility could have changed.
- Parents/carers for children over the age of 16 must re-apply for assisted transport every academic year.
- Paper applications are no longer accepted and all applications must be made through the online transport application.
- Due to eligibility checks that are undertaken when considering an application, it can take up to 20 working days to process.
Please note: all applications must be made through the online transport application. Please be aware that as all applications are looked at on individual basis this could take up to 20 days. If you are applying for your child for September 2019 all applications must be received by the 30 June 2019 – if any applications are received after this date your child will not necessarily get transport in time for the start of the new school term.