Apply for school transport You can apply for school transport if your child meets the eligibility criteria. Before you apply, make sure you read the Education Transport Policy (PDF, 477.04 KB) to check if your child is eligible. Apply If you are applying for mainstream secondary, mainstream primary school, special needs or selective schools, you can apply online. You will receive a letter with the outcome of your application within 15 working days. In some cases, it might take longer. If we receive your application after 31 July, we cannot guarantee it will be fully processed by the start of the academic year in September due to the volume of applications. Renewing Whether you need to renew can vary: low income families must renew transport every school year. We will contact you if we need you to provide further evidence in most cases, transport renews automatically unless you change address or school children over the age of 16 must renew transport every year.