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Do I qualify for free school transport

​​​​Pupils can catch the bus to school for free if they are: 

  • I​n primary school, aged 11 or under, and live more than two miles walking distance from the nearest appropriate catchment school. 
  • In secondary school, aged 16 or under, and live more than three miles walking distance ​from the nearest appropriate catchment school for their home address. ​


More information on school catchment areas


Pupils will have to pay to catch the school bus if they: 

  • Go to a school which is not the nearest school of that type to their home. 
  • Live closer than two miles (or three for secondary school pupils) from their school.


If you would like more information on free school transport, please contact us.

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