Extended rights to free school travel

Funding to local authorities for extended rights to free travel and their general duty to promote sustainable travel between 2013 and 2015.


The Department for Education provides additional transport funding to local authorities to support children from low-income families to be able to attend schools further from home than the statutory walking distances. The funding is paid as a non-ring-fenced grant paid via the Department for Communities and Local Government under the Local Services Support Grant (section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003).

These documents detail funding allocations to individual local authorities for the financial years 2013 to 2014 (£37.9 million) and 2014 to 2015 (£25.1 million).

For queries about home to school transport or allocations please contact the email address below.

School travel at DfE

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