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School Transport

School transport

Parents and carers must ensure their children attend school regularly, and make any necessary arrangements to ensure they attend.

In certain circumstances, we have a duty to provide free home to school transport. We arrange school transport for children and young people in Bedford Borough who are eligible for transport in line with our transport policies

When considering free home to school transport, we will adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Local authorities are under a duty to have regard to it when carrying out their duties in relation to home to school travel and transport, and sustainable travel.

The guidance is issued under duties placed on the Secretary of State by sections 508A and 508D of the Education Act 1996 (the Act). It deals with sections 508A, 508B, 508C, 509AD, and Schedule 35B of the Act which were inserted by Part 6 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (the EIA 2006)

Who to contact

Contact Name
School Transport Entitlement Team

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
5-10 years old