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Getting your child to school on time and safely can be a challenge. Depending on where you live, your income and your child's age, your child may qualify for free home to school transport. If they have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability, they might also be eligible.

Here you can find out everything you need to know about school transport and if your child qualifies for help with their travel to school.

The main purpose of school transport is to help pupils get to school. Our policy (click here to view) outlines which pupils are eligible and how the service works.

School Transport to attend Denominational Schools in Wakefield

High school pupils who attend the nearest qualifying school, which is more than 2 miles but less than 15 miles from home, on the grounds of their parents’ religion and belief can apply for help with home to school travel costs if they receive Free School Meals or their parents are in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit.

Such applications must include written supporting evidence from a relevant clergy member so that parents can show adherence to the faith.

Bus Passes 

The bus pass application process has now moved online. 

You can apply for a bus pass for your child(ren) here

Should you need any advice or assistance please contact the School Transport Team and we will be happy to help. 

Privacy Notice

Both your own and your child’s privacy are important to us. We want you to know exactly what kind of information we collect about you and your child and how we use it.

This is set out in the Privacy Notice. Please take the time to read and understand this Notice.

Contact Us

School Transport Team Wakefield Council Wakefield One PO Box 700 Burton Street Wakefield WF1 2EB

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