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Looking for school transport advice?

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Most children make their own way to school, accompanied by their parents or independently if they are older. For some disabled children this may not be possible, either because their school is too far away or because they are not able to walk or use public transport in the same way as other children.

Local authorities must make free travel arrangements for these children. On our web page we'll explain:

  • Which children are eligible for free school transport.
  • What sort of transport can be provided.
  • How to apply for school transport
  • How to challenge a school transport decision

If you need advice on school transport we've got lot of information for parents with disabled children about school transport.

See our webpages on your rights and entitlements and rights post 16

For local parent carer groups and forums we have advice on how to challenge local school transport consultations.

If you have been refused school transport or want to find out about your rights to school transport, please call our helpline for advice on 0808 808 3555 (Open Monday-Fri 9.30am-5pm)