Privilege school transport

If your child does not qualify for free school transport, you may be able to apply for privilege transport

Privilege transport will only be granted providing there is spare capacity on an existing school contract.

A privilege seat may be withdrawn at any time during the school session should it be required for pupils entitled to transport.

School transport routes are determined by the pick-up locations required for pupils who are entitled to free school transport. Pupils applying for a privilege place will be allocated a pick-up location on a pre-specified school transport route. It is the parents responsibility to ensure that their child gets to the designated pick-up location. It is essential that parents encourage pupils to behave properly and safely when boarding and alighting and travelling on school transport as misbehaviour could result in losing the right to travel.

If there is no school transport in your area, or there are no places available your application will be declined.

Any available places will be allocated using the following priorities:

  • children in receipt of a clothing grant and attending their designated catchment area school, with priority given to the youngest child.
  • other children attending their designated catchment area school, with priority given to the youngest child.
  • children attending the school by placing request and in receipt of a clothing grant, with priority given to the youngest child.
  • other placing request children, with priority given to the youngest child.

Privilege seats cannot be allocated until all applications for pupils entitled to free school transport have been processed. This is normally in September.

Download an pdf icon application form [67kb] to apply for privilege transport.

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