Free Home to School Transport
Applying for free transport between home and school for West Berkshire residents
Pupils should read the behaviour code [398kb] as they'll be expected to follow this when using our transport.
Parents of children attending school from September 2016 should refer to the Home to School Transport Policy 2016-17 [497kb]. Following the approval of the Council's budget, a number of changes have been made to the wording of the policy. The policy clarifications and definitions [6kb] will come into effect from September 2017. You can also read a detailed report of the changes [148kb].
If you already receive free home to school transport, there's no need to re-apply each year - bus passes are renewed automatically.
However, if you move house, or change schools, you will need to put in a new application.
In order for us to work out if you're eligible for free home to school transport, fill out and submit the relevant online application form:
We don't provide transport for pupils who live outside of West Berkshire - contact your local authority for information.
Students aged 16 or over (as of 01 September of the academic year) will need to pay a contribution towards transport assistance. Post-16 students can apply for transport assistance through our Farepayer Scheme or the Post-16 SEN Contribution Scheme.
If you have questions or problems, please contact the Pupil Transport Officer.
What happens next?
Please allow at least eight working days for a decision to be made after we receive your completed application. If you're applying for transport for September 2017 it may take longer to process your application during the peak period.
We can't process an application for transport to a school unless a school place has been allocated and the address is where you and the child are currently living.
If you don't qualify for a free place, you can still apply for a farepayer place.