Travelling to school

Apply early for Free School Travel passes

Applications for Free School Travel passes for September are now open. All applications received by 30 June 2018 will be guaranteed to be processed for the beginning of term in September. Applications received after that date will be looked at in order of date received, we cannot guarantee a response by the beginning of term in September.

4. Sustainable school travel strategy

Local Authorities are required to promote the use of sustainable modes of travel and transport. They're also required to publish a sustainable school travel strategy. You can find more information in the sustainable school travel strategy (PDF 297Kb).

The strategy sets out what's been achieved to encourage more children and young people to use sustainable modes of travel to school. Modes such as walking, cycling or public transport and also the extended right to free transport to pupils from low income backgrounds.

The document also sets out what work will be undertaken in the years to follow. This will be in order to meet the requirements of the Department for Education – home-to-school travel and transport statutory guidance.