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Schools transport

Transport for children of statutory school age

If your child is between four and 16-years-old, they may be entitled to free home to school transport, particularly if they attend their local or catchment school. If your child is not entitled to free school transport you may be able to purchase a seat for them to travel on the school bus.

You can find out more about the home to school transport policy, and how to apply, by reading the home to school transport policy for pupils of statutory school age    


School travel pass application


Concessionary spare seat to travel on the school bus




If your child has a statement of special education needs, and is not able to walk to school or to travel on the school bus, they may be entitled to free school transport even though you live within walking distance or your child is not attending their local school. The policy is set out in the home to school transport policy for pupils with special educational needs

We expect pupils travelling on school transport to behave well and treat the bus driver with respect. We have drawn up a code of conduct setting out the standard of behaviour we expect, the support we look for from parents and the action that may be taken if children behave badly. You can read this in the code of conduct for safe behaviour on school buses

Parents are responsible for the behaviour, health, safety and welfare of their children whilst they are waiting at the bus stop. When the transport is late or doesn’t arrive at all, parents must decide what to do and the advice to give to their child. Guidance for parents is available.


Post 16 student transport

This policy is revised and reissued each academic year. For more details read our page, download our paper form or apply online:

Post 16 travel pass application 

We also have information on transport for pupils over 16 with disabilities.

Sustainable travel to school

For more details read our page.

Independent travel

We want pupils to be as independent as possible when making their journey to school. This includes children with learning difficulties and disabilities. We work with schools, including St Hugh's Communication and Interaction Specialist College, to support independent travel training to give young people the skills they need to make the journey from home to school safely. We have produced a parents pack to help parents understand the work we are doing and help their child become more independent.

Parents and carers pack

More information

Contact details

For queries about policy and eligibility:

Tel: 01724 297218

For queries about bus routes:

Tel: 01724 297216


Traveline website

Email: school.transport@northlincs.gov.uk

Last updated: 13/08/2014
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