West Berkshire Council

Free Home to School Transport

Applying for free transport between home and school for West Berkshire residents

Before applying

Please make sure you've read thepdf icon parent's guide to home to school transport [1Mb] and the pdf icon behaviour code for parents and schools. [503kb]

Pupils should read the pdf icon 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 pdf icon 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 pdf icon policy clarifications and definitions [6kb] will come into effect from September 2017. You can also pdf icon 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.

Applying

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:

Apply for free transport to a school in West Berkshire

Apply for free transport to a school outside of West Berkshire

We don't provide transport for pupils who live outside of West Berkshire - contact your local authority for information.

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.

If you need doc icon Replacement School Transport Passes [32kb], or need to discuss issues relating to buses, please contact the Home to School Transport Team.

Consultations

We run consultations on the Home to School Transport Policy through our consultation portal. You can  register for email alerts  so we can automatically let you know about new consultations.

Who To Contact

West Berkshire Council's Pupil Transport Officer for enquiries about home to school transport

01635 519777