Apply for a school place

5. Think about transport

Whilst we can provide assistance towards transport, eligibility for assistance is restricted to aid the most vulnerable in the Borough. Whilst thinking about which schools to apply for, think how you will get your child to and from school and consider;

  • work commitments
  • traffic
  • financial sustainability
  • availability of public transport
  • ill health

Things you need to know

  • A reasonable walking distance is defined in law as; 2 miles for a child under 8 years old, 3 miles for a child over 8 years old
  • Stockport Council will not provide assistance towards travel to and from a school within a reasonable walking distance
  • Stockport Council will not provide assistance towards travel to and from a school above a reasonable walking distance if a school existed within a reasonable walking distance and had places at the point of allocation
  • Parents/ Carers are responsible for the safety of their child and should accompany their child as required or arrange alternative arrangements

You can find more information about transport to and from schools on the travelling to school webpage.