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Mainstream pupils

Your children may be able to get free transport to school depending on how far the walk is and any special needs they have.

All children who are in reception year to the end of year 11 qualify for free school transport if they go to their nearest suitable or catchment school and live at least:

  • 2 miles from the school if they are under 8
  • 3 miles from the school if they are 8 or older. The statutory walking distances are measured by the shortest available walking route

If there is no available walking route, children may be offered free transport.

Contact us if you think that the walk to school is not safe:

Telephone: 0300 300 8339

School policy

Please read our parents guide to home to school transport (PDF 248.5KB) . Alternatively you can read the full home to school transport policy (PDF 253.4KB) .

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