Home To School Transport
Home to school transport is the responsibility of the Local Authority. The Area Education Office makes arrangements in liaison with the Passenger Transport Department in Maidstone.
Your child can get free travel if they attend their nearest appropriate school and meet certain conditions.
Appropriate in this instance means:
- age appropriate - attendance at a primary and secondary school
- ability appropriate - attendance at a mainstream or special school.
Please see the KCC Home to School Transport document at the address below for criteria for free travel.
If your child has special educational needs
If your child has special educational needs and doesn't meet the criteria you may still be able to get help if their needs make their journey to school difficult. Considerations will include whether a child can safely travel to school with a parent or carer, either on foot or in a vehicle.
A child won't be entitled to free school transport if the school they go to is not the closest one that can meet their needs. For advice about your child's journey to school speak to your SEN officer.
All information related to home to school transport, including assistance for low income families, can be found in the KCC Home to School Transport document below: