School and College Transport
School/College Transport - What's New?
School/College Transport Charges for 2014/2015
The transport charges for the 2014/2015 academic year will be:
- £425 per annum for Post 16 students eligible for transport assistance.
- £450 per annum for students eligible for transport assistance to a Voluntary Aided School.
- £450 per annum for farepaying students attending a primary or seconday school.
You can opt to pay the transport fee in one lump sum or in monthly instalments (up to a maximum of eight). Please note we will not accept any applications where there is an outstanding transport payment for a previous academic year.
Low income exemptions for families who are eligible for free school meals or who are on their maximum level of working tax credit continue to be available for Voluntary Aided transport applicants and this year have been introduced for Post 16 transport applicants.
Please note, the 'third child' exemption for Voluntary Aided transport applicants has been removed. Therefore families applying for Voluntary Aided transport for 3 or more children will now be charged for each child.
Please click here for further information about payment exemptions.
Please click here for information about future school/college transport charges.
Before you apply for a Leicestershire County Council (LCC) bus pass we strongly urge you to consider all of the commercially available alternatives. The increase in the cost of the LCC travel pass this year may mean that you would get better value in terms of price and flexibility by purchasing a season ticket from a commercial bus operator.
Most commercially available season tickets allow you to travel at any time and on any day including weekends. In comparison the LCC bus pass is much more restrictive as it can be only used for one return journey per day to and from school/college and can't be used during holidays or at weekends. Please visit the websites listed below for more information on commercial services in your area and the range of student season tickets and multi-trip tickets that are currently available. Please check these websites regularly for any special offers.
If you would like more information about which commercial services operate in your area please click on the link below
There may also be commercially operated 'school specials' operating to your chosen school/college. Please contact your school/college for further information.
School/College Transport Application Forms 2014/2015
Please click here to visit the 2014/2015 school/college transport application form page.
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:
Consultation on Proposed Changes to School Transport Policy
The recent consultation has closed and the full analysis of consultation responses will be published shortly. In view of responses received, on Tuesday 1st April the Council's Cabinet approved a further round of consultation on a revised home to school transport proposal as follows:
- Transport to the nearest qualifying school with places available providing education appropriate to the age ability and aptitude of the child. For these purposes a school will not be deemed to be appropriate if it does not offer a transfer entry point that is compatible with the current school attended by the pupil; and/or
- Transport to the nearest qualifying Leicestershire School with available places;
- But that for schools where there has been no change in the catchment area or age range that transport continue to be provided to the nearest available catchment school in line with the policy adopted by the County Council in September 2012 i.e. using the frozen catchment areas as at 31st May 2012; until such time as changes affecting catchment area or age ranges occur.
The consultation is likely to commence on this and complementary post-16 transport arrangements immediately after the Easter school break on Monday 28th April and run through to Sunday 15th June 2014, the results of this consultation and a revised Mainstream Home to School Transport Policy will be reported to the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 15th July 2014. The consultation will take a similar format to the previous one and will be primarily web based.
The Cabinet decision can be viewed in detail here: Cabinet Meeting 1st April 2014
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.
School Transport Queries or Complaints
If you wish to report a problem with your child's transport or to discuss the type of transport your child has been allocated to, please contact our Customer Service Centre on:
0116 305 0002 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Page Last Updated: 31 March 2014