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How to apply for free school travel

Changing school in September?

You will have been advised if you need to apply for travel assistance when your school place was offered.

For those pupils moving to their catchment high or secondary school in September, we will automatically assess if they are entitled and if so arrange for a pass to be sent out to you during August without you needing to make an application.

Applications during the year

If you need to apply for travel help at other times, complete the application form either online or by post.

It may take up to 20 working days after receipt of your application to arrange travel assistance.

You are expected to make and pay for your own travel arrangements during this time. 

Applying online

The quickest and easiest way is to complete the online application form.

Your data

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.

Income assessed travel assistance

Applications should always be made by filling in the income assessed travel application form no matter when you want travel assistance to begin.

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