Home to school transport service

Faith School Transport Consultation

Our Home to School Travel Policy is key to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Councils aim of promoting social inclusion and parental choice by removing potential barriers to learning.
If you live in Redcar and Cleveland we can provide assistance with home to school travel if your child is of statutory school age and meets one or more of the following conditions:

  • The pupil's home is more than three miles from the nearest suitable secondary school (11-16 years). The Council will determine what is considered to be a suitable school.
  • The pupil's home is more than two miles from the nearest suitable primary school (4-11 years). The Council will determine what is considered to be a suitable school.
  • A pupil in Year 10 or 11 moves to an address still within Redcar and Cleveland more than three miles away from their current school subject to a maximum limit of 15 miles.
  • A pupil has temporary or long term ill-health or disability that prevents them from walking to school
  • A pupil is living in temporary emergency accommodation
  • A pupil is unable to walk in safety to school due to the nature of the walking route
  • A pupil is in care and meets one or more of the above criteria
  • Pupils with disabled parent/s: Where disabled parents have to accompany their children along a walking route for it to be considered safe, and where the parents disability prevented them from doing so, in such circumstances, the Council may consider providing free home to school travel for the children of disabled parents. In the case of two parent families, both parents would need to be disabled to be considered.

Low Income eligibility: If you receive the maximum level of Working Tax Credit or if your child is entitled to free school meals, you can apply for help with transport to one of their three nearest appropriate secondary schools between two to six miles from the school to your home address. If your child goes to a secondary faith school, the distance between their home and the school must be between two and 15 miles.

To be eligible you must give us proof that you are on the maximum level of Working Tax Credit. If you are in receipt of free school meals you dont need to send in evidence (we can check this out for you). We will also ask for evidence of commitment to the appropriate faith for those children applying for travel to faith schools under the low income rules.

More detailed information on the above criteria can be found in Redcar and Cleveland's Home to School travel policy below

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 icon Home to school travel policy 2016-17.pdf (454.47k)
Last modified: 23/05/2016 13:37:46

 icon TRANSPORT POLICY STATEMENT 2016-17.pdf (508.4k)
Last modified: 23/05/2016 13:37:46

Definition of nearest suitable school
References to the nearest suitable school are to be taken to mean the nearest qualifying school with places available that provides education appropriate to the age, ability and aptitude of the child, and any special educational needs that the child may have. The nearest qualifying school for a child with special educational needs may well be different than for other children. When considering eligibility for transport, for a school to be considered suitable it must have places available.

Transport to Sacred Heart RC School and St. Joseph's RC Primary School
The Council currently provides a dedicated school bus service to Sacred Heart RC School and St Joseph's RC School. Spare seats are made available for parents / carers to purchase for their children only after we have allocated places to those children who have a statutory right to free travel to school. The seats are limited and are sold each year on a first come, first served basis. Once the buses are full, no more transport will be provided. The cost of the seats in 2013-14 is shown in the table below. Please complete the form below to apply to purchase a seat for the school year 2014-15.

 icon 2015- 2016 Application to purchase a seat.pdf (178.74k)
Last modified: 06/07/2015 10:43:32

Bus Timetables
 icon SACRED HEART RC ROUTE SCHEDULE 2015-2016.pdf (160.62k)
Last modified: 12/06/2015 09:27:12

Contact us

Contact us if you would like to arrange for your child to access Home to School travel , or would like more information:
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Tel: (01642) 444973

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