School Transport Service

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About School Transport Service

Categories Schools, Journey to school
Service Notes If your child is between four and 16-years-old, they may be entitled to free home to school transport, particularly if they attend their local or catchment school. If your child is not entitled to free school transport you may be able to purchase a seat for them to travel on the school bus. Transport for pupils with special educational needs : If your child has a statement of special education needs, and is not able to walk to school or to travel on the school bus, they may be entitled to free school transport, even though you live within walking distance or your child is not attending their local school. The policy is set out in the home to school transport policy for pupils with special educational needs. Students over the age of 16 with disabilities, who attend college or sixth form, may also be entitiled to help with their transport costs. Code of conduct : We expect pupils travelling on school transport to behave well and treat the bus driver with respect. We have a code of conduct setting out the standard of behaviour we expect, the support we look for from parents and the action that may be taken if children behave badly. You can read this in the code of conduct for safe behaviour on school buses. Parents are responsible for the behaviour, health, safety and welfare of their children whilst they are waiting at the bus stop. When school transport is late or fails to arrive : School transport has an agreed timetable. We give parents details of their child’s pick up and drop off times, the transport type and operator when it has been set up. Normally the transport runs to time, but very occasionally it may be late, for example if the vehicle has broken down, in unusual traffic conditions or if the weather is exceptionally bad. In most cases the transport will arrive in due course, but sometimes, for example in heavy snow, it may be impossible for the vehicle to get through. When the weather is bad, listen to the local radio (Lincs FM, Viking FM and BBC Radio Humberside) or check our school closures page. Your child's school may also put information on its own website. Neither the schools nor the council set definitive rules for parents to follow as there are a number of things for parents to consider in the interest of their child’s safety. However, we offer the following guidance to help parents decide what action to take: * Parents should decide how long it is reasonable for their child to wait for the transport before going home. For example, they might consider a 15 minute wait to be acceptable, depending on weather conditions, the child’s age and special or medical needs. * As soon as they are safely home, parents should inform the school of their child’s absence and reason for it. * If parents make their own arrangements to get their child to school in bad weather, they must make sure that they can also get them home again at the end of the day, as the normal school transport may not be running. * If the child’s transport is a taxi or bespoke transport and parents have the contact numbers of the operator, inform them of the position in case they can make alternative arrangements to get them to school.

What is Offered

Special Needs If your child is between four and 16-years-old, they may be entitled to free home to school transport, particularly if they attend their local or catchment school. If your child is not entitled to free school transport you may be able to purchase a seat for them to travel on the school bus.You can find out more about the home to school transport policy , and how to apply, by reading the home to school transport policy for pupils of statutory school age . If your child has a statement of special education needs or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, and is not able to walk to school or to travel on the school bus, they may be entitled to free school transport even though you live within walking distance or your child is not attending their local school. The policy is set out in the home to school transport policy for pupils with special educational needs .We expect pupils travelling on school transport to behave well and treat the bus driver with respect. We have drawn up a code of conduct setting out the standard of behaviour we expect, the support we look for from parents and the action that may be taken if children behave badly. You can read this in the code of conduct for safe behaviour on school buses .Parents are responsible for the behaviour, health, safety and welfare of their children whilst they are waiting at the bus stop. When the transport is late or doesn't arrive at all, parents must decide what to do and the advice to give to their child.Guidance for parents is available . arer and transport costs no morePersonal eligibi

Costs and Availability

  • Monday 08:30 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:30 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 08:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday 08:30 to 17:00
  • Friday 08:30 to 16:30

Contact Details

  • Address: Hewson House Station Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8XJ