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Check for free school transport

See whether you qualify for free transport to secondary school and the route we use to calculate the distance.

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What you need to know

Your child may also be eligible for free school transport if:

How the distances are measured

The checker measures the distance using the Ordnance Survey Integrated Transport Network (ITN) data which is the base data for many online mapping and routing applications. The route measured will start at the point on the road network that is closest to the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) point of the pupil’s home and will end at the point on the road network closest to the nearest school gate. The measurement is taken along the centre of the road and only includes only those footpaths that appear on the ITN dataset.

September 2020 transport – recent changes

On 4/3/2019 the council’s cabinet agreed a change to the Home to School Transport Policy about transport to certain schools. The change took effect from the September 2020 entry to secondary schools. Pre-existing secondary age travellers were unaffected. The change is as follow:

Please refer to the School Transport Policy for more details on eligibility.