Home to school transport
This page gives you information on transport for children of compulsory school age to and from schools, as well as for those who are post 16.
Where does the responsibility lie for making sure a child attends school?
- Parents have a legal responsibility for ensuring their child attends school.
- We have a duty to provide free home to school transport where there is an entitlement.
Free home to school transport
Find out about free home to school transport for the following age groups and how to apply:
- Home to primary school transport
- Home to secondary school transport
- Families Information Service: free travel to education for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities
- Transport to sixth form and college
If we do not award free home to school transport to your child, you can request a review of our decision in writing within 20 days of the receipt of the decision letter. You will need to send any additional supporting evidence with the request. Each case will be considered individually.
Concessionary school fares scheme
If you do not qualify for free home to school transport, you may be able to apply for a concessionary seat on a school bus.
Find out more on the Apply for a spare seat on school transport page.
Behaviour on home to school transport
Oursets out the rights and responsibilities of children, parents, transport operators, passenger assistants and schools. It also explains the action that can be taken when either behaviour or the transport provided does not meet acceptable standards.
The following leaflets explain about standards of behaviour:
How we use your personal information
When you submit your application for school transport, you give your consent for us to check the address details you have given on your application with council tax and electoral registration records. This is to confirm that you are resident at the property.
There are more details about how your data is used on our Privacy notices page.
School transport policies and strategies
Full details of home to school transport are laid out in our.
Find details of other school travel / transport policies and strategies.
If you have any queries about the information on this page, please contact us.
- School Transport
- School Transport
- 03000 265 896
Our address is:
- School Places and Admissions Team
- Children and Young People's Services
- County Hall
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 5UJ