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How can I apply for school transport?


Contact information

Contact:

Education Transport

Address:

Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire Council, DN31 1HU

Telephone:

01472 326291 option 2

Email:

schooltransport@nelincs.gov.uk

Opening Times

Monday:

08.30am - 5.00pm

Tuesday:

08.30am - 5.00pm

Wednesday:

08.30am - 5.00pm

Thursday:

08.30am - 5.00pm

Friday:

08.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Bank Holidays:

Closed

Parents/carers are legally responsible for ensuring that a child attends school. However, in some cases the local authority has a duty to support parents/carers with transport to school.

Transport support is provided in the following circumstances:

  • Secondary school children from low income families where
    • the child is entitled to free school meals or the parent/carer is in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit
    • the school is one of the three nearest schools to the home address
    • the distance between home and school is more than 2 miles but less than 6 miles

Eligible children are entitled to a Stagecoach bus pass which will allow the child to travel to and from school, free of charge, on Stagecoach service bus routes. (Subject to terms and conditions.)

To apply, use ‘Secondary Application Form 2014-2015: Low income’

  • Secondary school children from low income families attending a school on the grounds of religion or belief where
    • the child is entitled to free school meals or the parent/carer is in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit
    • the school is the nearest school preferred on the grounds of religion or belief
    • the distance between home and school is more than 2 miles but less than 15 miles

Eligible children are entitled to a Stagecoach bus pass which will allow the child to travel to and from school, free of charge, on Stagecoach service bus routes. (Subject to terms and conditions.)

To apply, use ‘Application Form for Low Income Family on the Grounds of Religion or Belief’.

  • Primary and secondary-aged children attending their catchment school where
    • the school is more than 3 miles from the home address or
    • the route when walking (accompanied where necessary by a responsible person) is deemed to be hazardous
    • there is no bus service route

This normally applies to rural areas.

Eligible children are entitled to a Statutory travel pass which allows children to travel to and from their catchment school, free of charge, on contracted bus routes.

To apply online, use ‘Statutory bus pass application form 2014-2015’ alternatively you can download the paper version under the downloads section.

For the full Home to School Transport Policy and Post-16 (Home to College) Transport Policies for 2014-2015 follow the link below.

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