Free school travel

Free school travel, guidance and Local Authority contacts.

Eligibility

You may be entitled to free travel to and from school if you:

  • are under 8 years old and live more than 2 miles from your nearest qualifying school
  • are aged 8-16 years old and live more than 3 miles from nearest qualifying school.

You may qualify for free travel if you are eligible for free school meals or if your parents receive their maximum level of Working Tax Credit.

This is only a guideline though. You need to check with your Local Authority who can give you advice on your individual situation.

 

Local Authority contacts

 For help with transport costs to schools in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield please contact your Local Authority on the number below:

Calderdale: 01422 392 531

Kirklees: 01484 414 847

Wakefield: 01924 305 643

Bradford: Use the links below for application forms and information about help with transport costs if you live in the Bradford district of West Yorkshire.

Leeds: Use the links below for application forms and information about help with transport costs if you live in the Leeds district of West Yorkshire.

 

Bradford 

Bradford application forms; 

Applications for assistance with travel from home to school  

Bradford MDC Home to School Travel & Transport Policy

Bradford MDC Assistance with Travel - Frequently Asked Questions

Leeds

Leeds application forms;

Application for support with home to school travel arrangements 

Application for assistance with home to school travel for those with SEND 

Application for support with home to college travel for young people with SEND

You must also refer to Leeds Children's Services Transport Policy

Leeds Children's Services Transport Policy, July 2017

Leeds City Council Post-16 transport policy statement for 2017 to 2018  

If you would like further information regarding help with travel costs, a paper copy of one of the application forms or a paper copy of the current policy, please call the Education Transport Assessment Team on 0113 348 1121.

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