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Application For Home To School Transport

Introduction
  1. Before you complete this application form, it is strongly recommended that you read Cornwall’s Home to School Transport Policy. This can be viewed at www.cornwall.gov.uk/schooltransport.
  2. If you need help completing this application or are unsure of your eligibility for free transport, the Pupil Transport Team will be able to advise you. The team can be contacted on 0300 1234 222 or by email to If you need help completing this application or are unsure of your eligibility for free transport, the Pupil Transport Team will be able to advise you. The team can be contacted on 0300 1234 222 or by email to pupiltransport@cornwall.gov.uk.
  3. School Transport is generally limited to those children attending their designated or nearest school and when one of the following apply:
    * The school is more than two miles from the home address for a primary school child in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3;
    * The school is more than three miles from the home address for a primary school child in Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6;
    * The school is more than three miles from the home address for a child attending a secondary school (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 or Year 11);
    * The pupil is unable to walk to school by reason of their special educational need, disability or mobility problem;
    * The nature of the walking route to the school is deemed by the Local Authority as being unsuitable for pedestrian use.
  4. There are additional entitlements for children from families on low income - defined as those in receipt of Free School Meals or their maximum level of Working Tax Credits. Children from 'low income' families are eligible for free transport when one of the following apply:
    * The child is attending their designated or nearest primary school which is within 2-3 miles of their home address;
    * The child is attending one of their nearest three secondary schools within 2-6 miles of their home address.
    * The child is attending one of their nearest secondary school preferred on the grounds of religion or belief within two to fifteen miles.
  5. Transport will occasionally be provided in other exceptional circumstances at the Local Authority's discretion. For further information on what may (and may not) be considered to be exceptional can be found in Cornwall’s Home to School Transport Policy – see link above.
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