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Application for free travel to school

Your child may qualify for free travel to and from school if you live more than three miles away from the school your child attends AND:

  1. You are in receipt of maximum Working Tax Credit or your child is entitled to free school meals and the nearest suitable schools is
  • beyond 2 miles (for children over the age of 8 and under 11)
  • between 2 and 6 miles (if aged 11-16 and there are no more than three suitable nearer schools).
  • between 2 and 15 miles and is the nearest school preferred on the grounds of religion or belief (aged 11-16).


b) other cases where there are compelling social, educational or health grounds. Support with travel under this category is discretionary and each case will considered upon its own merits.

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