School and College Transport
School/College Transport - What's New?
Consultation on Proposed Changes to School Transport Policy - Closing Date 12th March 2014.
The council is proposing a policy that would provide free transport to the nearest academy or maintained school only - if this is over two miles for children in primary education and over three miles for children in secondary education. This is the nearest school or academy to the child's home address which has available places at the time when school places are allocated. It may not necessarily be the admissions catchment area school or one of the preferred schools applied for in the admissions process.
Please click here for further information about the proposed policy changes.
Please click here for the Equality Impact Assessment associated with this proposal.
Please click here to view the Transport Consultation Map. - Please note that this is a large file (24.5MB) and may take some time to download.
Please click here to view the legend for the Transport Consultation Map
You can respond to the consultation by clicking on the link below and submitting an online questionnaire
If you would like a paper copy of the consultation please contact Customer Services on 0116 305 0002
Please submit your views on this consultation by the 12th March 2014.
School/College Transport Application Forms 2013/2014
Please click here to visit the 2013/2014 school/college transport application form page. Please note that for the 2013/2014 academic year you will be required to set up an online account with Leicestershire County Council in order to apply for school/college transport.
Please note that Voluntary Aided, Post 16 and Farepaying transport application forms for the 2014/2015 academic year will be available in April 2014. The exact date will be confirmed here shortly.
Please note that school transport applications cannot be applied for online between 10.30pm and 12.00am each day.
School/College Transport Charges for 2013/2014
The transport charges for the 2013/2014 academic year will be:
- £252 per annum for Post 16 students eligible to transport assistance.
- £252 per annum for students eligible to transport assistance to a Voluntary Aided School.
- £318 per annum for farepaying students attending a primary school.
- £420 per annum for farepaying students attending a secondary school.
You can opt to pay the transport fee in one lump sum or in monthly instalments (up to a maximum of six) Please note we will not accept any applications where there is an outstanding transport payment for a previous academic year.
Please click here for information about the school/college transport charges for 2014/2015
School Places for September 2014
If your child has been offered a school place this September please read the leaflet by clicking on the link below:
School Transport Entitlement Policy and Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here to visit our school transport policy homepage
Please click here to visit the home to school transport 'Frequently Asked Questions' page
Children with Special Needs Attending Mainstream Schools
If your child has special educational needs but is attending a mainstream school you will be asked to complete a form which will help the Authority ensure that appropriate transport arrangements are made for your child if they qualify for assisted transport. Reasonable adjustments can be made to mainstream transport such as reducing the distance students need to walk to bus stops or reserving a seat near the entrance of the vehicle.
School/College Transport Guidelines
Please click on the links below to view our mainstream and special needs transport guideline leaflets. All leaflets are in PDF format.
School/College Transport - Contact Details.
Transport Entitlement Queries Only
Parents who want to know if their child is entitled to school transport should contact the Customer Service Centre on:
0116 305 0002 or email: TransportAssessments@leics.gov.uk
Schools making calls about entitlement to school transport should call :
0116 305 0255 or email: TransportAssessments@leics.gov.uk
The Transport Assessment email address above is for eligibility enquiries only.
Please contact the Schools Admissions and Pupils Service for information and advice about school placements. Please click on the link below to visit our School Admissions homepage.
All other School Transport Queries or Complaints
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on:
0116 305 0002 or email: email@example.com
Page Last Updated: 12 February 2014