Apply for a school bus pass, transport help for children with special educational needs, what to do if school transport is late and ways to travel sustainably.
Free home to school transport
North Lincolnshire Council is an enabling Council. In line with our One Family Approach, we want all children to be in their families, in their schools and their communities. We want children to be able to travel safely, to attend local schools and to be able to develop skills towards independence in readiness for adult life.
Our policy Home to School Transport Policy For children and young people of statutory school age [PDF, 263Kb] aims to ensure children and young people who live in North Lincolnshire are enabled and supported to be able to get to school and to develop skills towards independence in preparation for adult life, helping them to achieve the best possible outcomes in education in a way that is inclusive and encourages independence.
Parents have a duty to make sure that their children attend school and ordinarily will be expected to fund and organise transport for their child themselves. The council provides free transport services in certain circumstances.
Your children may be able to get free transport to school depending on how far the walk is, any special needs they have and whether the walk is safe.
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.
You can apply for school travel pass applications online and upload your photograph. If you are unable to make an application online please call us on 01724 297000 for advice.
Secondary school pass
You need to apply before 30 June for a new secondary school pass for September 2023. This will ensure you receive your child’s pass in time for the start of the September 2023 term.
You can still apply after this date and we will make our best efforts to get your child’s pass to you as soon as we can.