If your child is eligible for transport but you would like to take them and agree to do so, your local authority (LA) can pay your travelling expenses. 

To make sure the arrangements do not end up costing you extra (it must be free of charge), the travelling expenses may need to cover your journey home having taken your child to school in the morning, and your journey back to school to collect your child in the afternoon (in other words, all four legs of your journey to school and back). There are some exceptions to this though, for example if you work close to the school and do not travel home after taking your child to school. More information on this is contained in paragraphs 68 to 71 of the Travel to school for children of compulsory school age 2024 Guidance.