This service is for applying for free transport to a non-West Berkshire Council school. You can read more about applying for free home to school transport here.
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Note: If you have chosen a school which is not the nearest to the home address, this is called parental preference. We expect parents to have considered how to get their child to school before making their admission choices. For example, this could include the use of a friend or a child minder, or making use of before and after school clubs to fit around work commitments. You may also be able to access a Fare Payer place on the school bus, which incurs a fee. It is your legal responsibility to get your child to school, including ensuring that they are accompanied, if necessary. You would not qualify for transport if your choice of school is parental preference.
Note: The expected walking distance to school from the home address is 2 miles for a child under the age of 8, and 3 miles for a child aged 8 and over. If the distance is less than this, you would not qualify for transport under the distance requirements.
Note: We assess entitlement to low income criteria by using the national guidelines. If the answer to both the questions is No, then you would not qualify for transport under the low income requirements.
It is the parents’ legal responsibility to ensure that a child is accompanied. Circumstances relating to an unaccompanied child will not be considered.
It is the parents’ legal responsibility to get their child to school and this may include making appropriate arrangements (including around work commitments).
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