|Transport to and from school
The Local Authority (LA) will provide free transport between home and school if the school attended is the nearest appropriate one. There are several criteria which need to be met, including: the distance between home and school is three miles or more. These distances are referred to as "statutory walking distances". Free transport will not be given if the distance exceeds 10 miles or the journey time exceeds 1 hour 15 minutes for secondary pupils.
It is the Local Authority who have the contract with the coach companies, not the school. The LA also decides whether students are entitled to bus passes or not. Therefore any issues regarding the issue of bus passes, these be addressed to the relevant Local Authority.
If you have any complaints with regard to the service that the bus companies provide you must contact the relevant Local Authority on the numbers provided below: