Home to school transport

We have agreed to the following policy. It is in line with the Department for Education Home to School Travel statutory guidance.

For the 2023 to 2024 academic year, this includes -

A guidance document has been made. It is to assist parents and carers when applying for a Free Travel Pass.

Apply for a pass

You can apply for a free school travel pass online.

The deadline for applications to be received for travel starting in September 2023 is -

  • Stagecoach - Friday 28 July 2023
  • East Yorkshire Buses - Friday 28 July 2023

Applications received after this date are processed as quickly as possible. Owing to school holidays, we cannot guarantee that a pass is available for the start of the new term.

Applications are processed within 20 school days. This is from receipt of the completed form and photograph.

Eligibility

  • pupils must be a Hull resident
  • children going to primary school can get free travel to their nearest suitable school with a place. This is if it is more than 2 miles from their home address by the shortest safest walking route
  • children going to secondary school can get free travel to their nearest suitable school with a place. This is if it is more than 3 miles from their home address by shortest safest walking route
  • some low income families
    • Universal Credit will be assessed on an individual basis
    • children attending secondary school who are from low income families. For instance, families who qualify for free school meals or who are in receipt of the highest level of Working Tax Credit. Up to the end of year 11, they are entitled to free travel
    • if the nearest school preferred by reason of a parent or carer’s religion or belief. This is if it is more than 2 miles by the shortest safest walking route. It must not be more than 15 miles away
    • if one of the 3 nearest suitable schools with places available is more than 2 miles by the shortest safest walking route. It can be up to 6 miles away

Receiving your pass

Travel passes for children attending a Hull school are distributed by the school or academy. Passes for children attending an East Riding school need to be collected from Kenworthy House, George Street.

Lost or damaged pass

You can request a replacement using our online form. There is currently a £10 charge if it is with East Yorkshire, or a £15 charge if it is through Stagecoach.

Only 2 passes will be allocated per academic year. If the second pass issued is lost or damaged, a third pass will not be issued.

Request a new or replacement free school travel pass

School buses are dealt with by each individual school. Any enquiries or complaint should be directed to the school in question.

Personal Transport Budget

A Personal Transport Budget is to help parents and guardians arrange home to school transport. It can help in a way that suits their personal circumstances.