Consultation outcome

Home to school travel and transport: statutory guidance

Applies to England

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses received and the government’s response to the consultation.

We have now published the revised statutory guidance on home-to-school travel.

We have made the guidance clearer, to help local authorities fulfil their school travel duties in relation to children of compulsory school age.

The new guidance includes improvements on:

  • considering if a parent can be expected to accompany their child
  • encouraging independence for children with disabilities
  • managing children’s medical needs

Original consultation


We're seeking views on revised statutory guidance for local authorities on home to school travel and transport for children of statutory school age (5 to 16).

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

The revised guidance seeks to clarify local authorities’ statutory duties in relation to home to school travel and transport policy for children of statutory school age, in response to feedback from local authorities and other interested parties.

The policy for transport to post-16 education and training is different from that of children of compulsory school age, and as such is not included within this consultation. Separate guidance for post-16 travel is available at Transport to education and training for people aged 16 and over.

Published 19 July 2019
Last updated 29 June 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added the 'Home to school travel and transport for children of compulsory school age: consultation response'.

  2. First published.