Your children may be able to get free transport to school, depending on how far the walk is and any special needs they have.
All children between 5 and 16 qualify for free school transport if they go to their nearest suitable school and live at least:
Find details on free school transport from your local council.
If there’s no safe walking route, they must be given free transport, however far from school they live. Contact your local council if you think that the walk to school isn’t safe.
If you get the maximum Working Tax Credit or your children are entitled to free school meals, they’ll get free school transport if they’re:
Your child is entitled to free transport if they can’t walk to school because of their SEND or mobility problem. It doesn’t matter how far away they live.
Find details on free school transport for children with SEND from your local council.
If your child is over 16 and in further education or sixth form, your local council may be able to help with transport costs. Each council has its own policy about this.
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