These pages will provide you with information about transport to and from school. Whether you are a parent or a young person, you will find a range of options available. We have produced a document that provides general guidance
for parents/guardians and young people relating to school transport.
Information for parents
The transport provided will depend on the type of school
your child attends. If your child is offered a place at a mainstream (foundation, community or voluntary-controlled) or (voluntary-aided faith) primary or secondary school, they could be entitled to free or assisted home to school transport. For further details please visit the relevant page below.
Raising of Participation Age
From Summer 2013, young people will be required to continue in education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. Despite this, there has been no change to the national policy for the provision of home to school transport.
For Post 16 students, the provision of transport remains a discretionary award for local authorities.
Essex County Council will continue to make transport available to all Post 16 students (including those with Special Educational Needs) who qualify for assistance under the policy outlined on the Post 16 Transport travel page
My child is attending a:
Information for young people
If you are a young person and would like to know about different ways to travel, we have lots of information to help you choose a way that suits you.
Here are some options:
Travelling to school
Please note: The county council only provides transport for full-time students. Where a child is starting school and attending part time, parents are required to make their own arrangements. Eligible children may use the morning or afternoon transport service if they wish. Lunchtime transport is not provided.
When travelling to and from school it is important parents and children are aware of appropriate pupil behaviour.