Schools and education

Travel to school or college

Find out if you qualify for help with travel to school or help with travel to sixth form or college.

See our home to school transport policy for further details.

Help with travel

While parents are responsible for ensuring children attend school regularly, we can provide help with transport to school, sixth form or college. We may be able to offer:

  • a school bus pass
  • mileage allowance
  • a taxi (in exceptional circumstances)

Transport arrangements

Those who get help with transport will need to get to the nearest pickup point or bus stop; a door-to-door service is only available for children whose needs require it.

Help with transport to school does not cover work experience placements, ad hoc visits to other schools or colleges, out of hours clubs, or any journeys planned for weekends or bank holidays.

School journey times for primary aged pupils may be up to 75 minutes, and up to 90 minutes for secondary aged pupils.

Home to school transport

If you have been allocated the following catchment school, and you live in the following areas, you may be eligible for assistance with transport.

The following services are provided by Pullman Bus. If you think you may be eligible for one of these services, please email education@york.gov.uk ensuring that you include your child’s name, date of birth, address and allocated school. We will then assess your eligibility and advise you accordingly. If you are eligible you will also be asked to provide a suitable photograph for a bus pass.

School Catchment area
Fulford School Acaster Malbis
Bishopthorpe
Crockey Hill
Deighton
Dunnington
Elvington
Escrick
Naburn
Wheldrake
Huntington School Earswick
Strensall
Stockton-on-the-Forest
Tadcaster Grammar School Acaster Malbis
Askham Richard
Askham Bryan
Bishopthorpe
Copmanthorpe

If you have been allocated the following catchment school, and you live in the following area, you may be eligible for assistance with transport.

If you think you may be eligible for one of these services, please email education@york.gov.uk ensuring that you include your child’s name, date of birth, address and allocated school. We will then assess your eligibility and advise you accordingly. If you are eligible you will also be asked to provide a suitable photograph for a bus pass.

School Catchment area
Millthorpe School Copmanthorpe
York High School Rufforth
Poppleton
Askham Bryan
Askham Richard

If you have been allocated the following catchment school, and you live in the following area, you may be eligible for assistance with transport.

If you think you may be eligible for one of these services, please email education@york.gov.uk ensuring that you include your child’s name, date of birth, address and allocated school. We will then assess your eligibility and advise you accordingly.

School Catchment area
Archbishop of York CE Junior/Bishopthorpe Infants Acaster Malbis
Poppleton Ousebank Primary Hessay
St Mary’s CE Primary Askham Bryan

Your data

When you complete an online or paper application, we will use and process your information for the purposes of your application, but also for providing children's education and supporting your child's teaching and learning.

Also see

School Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551554