How to apply
Changing school in September?
When a pupil moves school as part of the general admissions process (for example starting school or moving from primary to secondary school) you will be advised what the arrangements are for applying for travel assistance.
Applications during the year
If you need to apply for travel help at other times, please read our policy before completing the application form either online or by post.
It may take up to 20 working days after approval of your application to arrange travel assistance.
You are expected to make and pay for your own travel arrangements during this time.
The quickest and easiest way to apply is online.
The online service should not be used for pupils transferring/starting school in September 2021. Parents will be advised of the process for travel assistance applications on receipt of their child's school place offer on National Offer Day
What if I can't apply online or have a problem?
As a last resort, you can request a paper application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 0300 111 8007.
Income assessed travel assistance
Applications should always be made no matter when you want travel assistance to begin.
Any personal data collected through your application for school travel is handled securely and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
We will use the information to process your application for school travel.
We use personal information about children and families to enable it to provide relevant services to them and to carry out specific functions for which it is responsible.
For more detailed information please see our data information pages and our data protection and fair processing notice.