When accessing education, young people should be supported to walk, cycle or use public transport as the default. There are health benefits for children in walking or cycling to school. Local communities also benefit through improved road safety, reduced traffic congestion and associated noise and air pollution.
Where required, travel assistance is provided by the Transport Coordination Service.
Our aim is to promote independence to help prepare children for adulthood and to deliver on providing a good quality service for those young people who need it, whilst balancing costs to ensure the most efficient use of resources.
Home to School Travel Assistance
Find out about home to school travel assistance, who is eligible, and how to apply.
Find out about post-16 travel assistance, who is eligible, how much it costs, and how to apply.
Find out about the two-stage appeal process.
Find out about other travel schemes which may be available.
Find out about the behaviour expected of students whilst travelling.
Find out about unsuitable walking routes.
Find out about registering, tendering and training.