Children under 5

Children under compulsory school age are not automatically entitled to transport to an early years setting or school Read more

Children of compulsory school age (aged 5 to 16)

Local authorities are required to arrange free, suitable, home to school transport for children of compulsory school age who are ‘eligible’, to their nearest suitable qualifying school Read more

Young people aged 16 to 19

Where a young person is of ‘sixth form age’, the law requires local authorities to have a ‘Transport Policy Statement’ setting out home to school/college transport arrangements for particular groups of young people Read more

Young people aged 19 and over

When considering adult learners, the LA must make “'such arrangements for the provision of transport, as they consider necessary” Read more

Appealing decisions about transport

If you disagree with a decision made about transport, you will need to start by making an appeal through the LA’s own internal appeals procedures Read more