Secondary School Transport
It is important that parents must not assume their child will be eligible for transport just because they have a place at a school and there is existing transport. The School Admissions process and School Transport process are managed by separate teams.
Parents/Guardians can check school transport entitlement using the School Transport
Here is a QR code to the Council’s School Transport Policy.
Alternatively, parents/guardians can contact the Council’s Integrated Transport Unit
by phoning 01437 764551 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst the Council can issue concessionary bus passes if there are spare seats
available on contracted school bus routes, it is important that parents/guardians are
aware that such passes are temporary and tenuous and may be withdrawn at
any time. E.g. when seats become unavailable as they are required for new eligible
pupils. A minimum of 2 weeks’ written notice will be given, with a letter sent to the
home address of the pupil and responsibility for transport then reverts to the parents.
Also, it is important that parents/guardians are aware that as the Council must
determine the number of eligible pupils requiring transport in order to identify whether
or not spare places are available on contract vehicles, concessionary passes are
often not issued until a few weeks into the school year. There is a currently no charge
for concessionary school bus passes but this may change in the future.