Check for free school transport
See whether you qualify for free transport to secondary school and the route we use to calculate the distance.
Enter a postcode
e.g. HP20 1UA
What you need to know
- Results refer to September 2020 entry and in year admissions from September 2019
- Distances are calculated by road from the address you provide to the nearest accessible secondary school gate
- The Buckinghamshire UTC is included in the results of this checker. The UTC can be discounted if you are looking for admission to years 7-9 as the UTC only admits children from year 10.
- If you select a school your child is eligible for free transport to as your first preference and we are unable to provide you with a place then you may be eligible for free transport to your next nearest school
Your child may also be eligible for free school transport if:
- You are on a low income
- They have Special Educational Needs
- They have a disability or mobility problems and are attending their nearest school
- There is no safe walking route to the nearest school
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.
2020 transport 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 will take effect from the September 2020 entry to secondary schools. Existing secondary age travellers will be unaffected. The change is as follow:
- School children living in the Iver and Wexham areas (attending the Chalfont Community College) and Ivinghoe (attending the Cottesloe and Tring Schools), who are currently travelling free of charge, will be required to contribute to the cost of transport if they choose not to attend their nearest school. This will bring these arrangements in line with the rest of the county – see Appendix 1 of the Home to School Transport policy.
Please refer to the School Transport Policy for more details on eligibility.