School transport

Due to coronavirus, we're anticipating that more children than usual will use school transport and there may not be enough room on some services for everyone that needs to use it. If you're aware of any issues with dedicated school bus services, you can email For all other enquiries regarding travel to schools, email

Travelling to school

1. Free school travel

Applications for 2019/20

The application process for free school travel passes for the current academic year, 2019/20, is now closed. If you still need to apply for a pass, email

Note: your application will not be processed if you apply online.

Applications for 2020/21

The application process for free school travel passes for September 2020 is now open.

Eligible applicants who submit their application for free school transport before 30 June are guaranteed to have their pass in time for the start of the new academic year. Applications received after 30 June will still be processed in date order but we cannot guarantee when passes will be received.

Before applying, you must find out if your child is eligible for a free school travel pass. Visit our eligibility for a free school travel pass page to find more information.

Apply for a free school travel pass

Replacement free school travel pass

If your child has lost their free school travel pass you can get a replacement from TfGM.