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Free School Transport

School Transport

This information is taken from the Vale of Glamorgans website.

If you require further information or whish to apply for a free or paid bus pas please visit their website.


Local Education Authorities have a statutory duty to provide free school transport for pupils of statutory school age who reside beyond walking distance to the nearest appropriate school.

The Council doesn't provide free school transport for nursery-age children other than some with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN).

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has a discretionary policy that provides financial help towards travelling to and from college.

If your child qualifies for free school transport, permission will normally be given to travel on a contract vehicle if there is one serving your area. In other cases a bus pass will be provided to travel on the service network.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council provides free school transport for:

  • Primary age pupils residing over two miles from their nearest designated catchment area school
  • Secondary age pupils residing over three miles from their nearest designated catchment area school