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School Travel Support

Your children may be able to get subsidised transport, depending on the distance from home to school, and if they meet certain eligibility criteria.

Who is eligible? 

All children between 5 and 16 qualify if they go to their nearest suitable 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.

Children starting school at age 4 travel for free and do not need to apply.

Families on low incomes

If you get the maximum Working Tax Credit or your children are entitled to income related free school meals, they will get free travel support if they meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the policy.

In receipt of foster allowance?

If you receive foster allowance for your child, you are not eligible to apply for travel support.

How to apply

You can apply on the Councils website




Who to contact

Contact Name
Benefits Service
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