Eligibility to assistance with travel to school

Your child will be eligible to apply for assistance with transport to school if they are either:

  • attending your catchment school, and you live more than 3 miles from your secondary school (2 miles for primary aged children)

  • attending one of the nearest three secondary schools with an available place, which is between 2 and 6 miles from your home and you are on a low income

  • attending the nearest secondary faith school because of religion or belief, which is between 2 and 15 miles from your home and you are on a low income

By low income we mean parents/carers whose children are entitled to free school meals, or who are in receipt of their maximum level of Working Tax Credit (this means that there is no reduction in Working Tax Credit due to income as shown on your tax credit notice - TC602).

Further information

Find out if your child is eligible for free school meals.

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