The Council provides free transport to all children who live over two miles walking distance from school, in the case of primary school children, and three miles for secondary school pupils. Free School Transport is also provided for children with additional support needs. School transport routes are determined by the pick-up locations required for pupils who are entitled to free school transport.
Safety on School Buses
Many of our pupils use the school buses and in the interests of safety we would ask parents to support us in deterring pupils from running for buses at the end of the day and from misbehaving on the buses. A good relationship exists between the Academy and the bus drivers.
Pupils who live within two miles of primary school or three miles of secondary school may be able to travel on school transport at a charge. Where spare seats – 19 -are available on a school transport route parents/carers can apply for a privilege place for their child by downloading an application form. The application form includes information on prices and payment methods for Privilege Passes. Discounts are available for pupils entitled to Free School Meals, and to families with 3 or more children travelling to the same school. For further information visit School Transport section on the council website or contact the school.