Mainstream School Transport Arrangements 2023-24
Parents/carers will receive letters, as normal over the summer, informing them of the service their child(ren) will be allocated to, with a caveat that they should refer to this page for updates.
Pupils from Reception to Year 11 are automatically assessed for free mainstream school transport. Pupils of primary school age qualify for free school transport if they live over 2 miles from their catchment area school, next nearest if catchment is full. Pupils of secondary school age qualify for free school transport if they live over 3 miles from their catchment school, next nearest if catchment is full.
No forms are required to be completed and signed and letters/passes/timetables will be sent directly to home addresses no later than Friday 18 August 2023.
Only pupils who were late enrolments, have recently moved address or will be entering Post 16 in September (Year 12) will need to contact the school transport team:
New Intake - Reception & Year 7
All the Reception and Year 7 pupils have been assessed and the entitled children will be sent a letter/bus pass to their home address by Friday 18 August 2023, so if there any problems we have plenty of time to make adjustments over the summer holidays. If you have not received your bus pass or letter by Friday 18 August 2023 please contact the school transport team:
All existing pupils that have had free school transport this year will automatically receive a letter/bus pass which will be sent to the parent/guardian home address (please contact us if you have moved recently) along with the policy summary, travel behaviour code and route timetable. If you have not received your bus pass/letter by Friday 18 August 2023 please contact the school transport team:
Post 16 Pupils (Year 12-Year 13)
Pupils who are entering Year 12 wishing to continue their studies from September 2023 (attending their catchment school or St David’s College) will need to inform the school transport team no later than Monday 28 August 2023 in order to receive their pass for the beginning of September.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience with the following information:-
Name of child
Date of birth
Route number (if known)
Please note: Those pupils who qualify for free school transport agree to adhere to the Vale of Glamorgan Council Schools transport policy and Welsh Government travel behaviour code.