Free school transport is generally
restricted to pupils who attend their catchment area school and
live over a certain distance from school.
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 provides free school transport for pupils as
- 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
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
If you wish to apply for free school
transport please fill in the School Bus
Pass Application Form and return it to the school, who
will contact the School Transport unit to confirm eligibility.
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. In these circumstances parents will accept
full responsibility for transport costs and arrangements. See
Purchasing a School Bus Pass.
Information on School Catchment Areas
can be found using the link below or by phoning 01446
School Catchment Areas.
School Bus Pass.
Policy - Travel
School Transport - Additional Learning
The Vale of Glamorgan Council
Planning and Transportation
Barry Docks, Barry
Vale of Glamorgan. CF63 4RT
Tel: 01446 700111