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Children-Leaving-SchoolSchool Transport

Local Education Authorities have a statutory duty to provide free school transport for pupils of statutory school age who reside beyond walking distance to the nearest appropriate school.

 

The Council doesn't provide free school transport for nursery-age children other than some with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN).

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has a discretionary policy that provides financial help towards travelling to and from college.

 

If your child qualifies for free school transport, permission will normally be given to travel on a contract vehicle if there is one serving your area. In other cases a bus pass will be provided to travel on the service network.

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council provides free school transport for:

  • Primary age pupils residing over two miles from their nearest designated catchment area school
  • Secondary age pupils residing over three miles from their nearest designated catchment area school

 

 

Free School Bus Pass

If you wish to apply for free school bus pass please fill in the School Bus Pass Application Form.

 

 

Passenger Transport Unit

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Alps Depot and Offices

Alps Quarry Road

Wenvoe

CF5 6AA

 

Please note: Free school transport will not be provided if, as a result of parental preference, your child attends another school other than the nearest school or designated catchment area school.

Buy a School Bus Pass

If you live in the Vale of Glamorgan and are not eligible for free school transport, you may be able to purchase a school bus pass.

 

Cost: £300 per annum

 

 

Passenger Transport Unit

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Alps Depot and Offices

Alps Quarry Road

Wenvoe

CF5 6AA

 

If you wish to purchase a pass for a fare-paying service, please contact the Bus operator directly. 

Replacement Bus Pass

Replacements passes can be obtained from the Transportation Unit with an administration charge of £10 levied for each replacement pass.