If a student is already receiving travel assistance but they are moving school in September or if you have moved address you must re-apply. All post 16 students receiving transport assistance must reapply every year.
The deadline for home to school applications for September 2020 is Tuesday 30 June 2020, the deadline for post 16 applications is Friday 31 July 2020. 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. If you are eligible for assistance please ensure you apply before this date.
Government guidance released 15 June 2020 exempts home to school transport from mandatory face coverings. No student on any home to school service will be required to wear a face covering and it will be down to the student/parent/carer to make the choice as to whether or not they choose to wear one. Transport staff including the driver and passenger assistant are not required to wear face coverings on home to school transport and it will be up to the individuals to choose if they wear a face covering or not.
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 working days. If you are applying for your child for September 2020 all applications must be received by the 30 June 2020. 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.
Applications for home to school transport submitted prior to September 2020 for home to school transport due to start school in September 2020 will be considered under the old Home to school Transport Policy.
All new applications for home to school transport from September 2020 onwards will be considered under the new Home to School Transport Policy this will include in year applications.
Last updated: 09/07/2020 10:50