Free school transport is available for some school children attending secondary school if they live within the school catchment area and if they meet certain criteria. For more information and guidance visit http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/article/15245/Free-school-transport
It is the parents responsibility to ensure that their child reaches the designated pick-up point or the school safely. With respect to the safety of any route to a designated pick-up, the Transport Policy states that ‘All routes are assessed on the assumption that the child is accompanied by a responsible person.”
How do I find out if my child will receive school transport?
When school transport is required for a pupil, the school will contact Education Services. If your child is eligible, details of the transport arrangements will be communicated to you in time for the new academic year. You can check whether your child is entitled to school transport using ‘Find My Nearest’
on the Council’s website:
Your child is not entitled to transport if they attend an alternative school by parental choice. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to organise transport to the school.
Any alterations to transport arrangements that occur during the school year will be communicated prior to any changes being made. If school bus passes are required these are issued at school.