Apply for free school transport

Low income families

If you get the maximum Working Tax Credit or your children are entitled to free school meals, they will get free school transport if they are:

  • aged 8 to 11 and the nearest suitable school is at least 2 miles away
  • aged 11 to 16 and attend 1 of the 3 nearest schools between 2 to 6 miles from the home address
  • aged 11 to 16 and attend the nearest school of their chosen religion or belief and it is between 2 to 15 miles from the home address
Please fill in the online application form (link opens in new window).

If you require a hard copy of the application form, then please contact the Transport Commissioning and Entitlement Team by calling 0300 300 8339 or by emailing

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