School transport

We might be able to help with school transport if:
  • You pay council tax to Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Your child is under 16 
  • Your child lives three or more miles from school. This is worked out by the shortest walking route (for children under eight this distance is reduced to two miles) 
  • You are a low-income family and live more than two but less than six miles from one of the three nearest appropriate schools to your home 
  • Your child goes to a faith school, where the school is the nearest suitable faith school, and is more than three but less than 15 miles from their home. Such transport is provided at a cost of £360 per academic year for a First Annual Pass or £395 for a SMART annual pass. Evidence of faith may be requested
  • Your child is from a low income family and goes to a faith school, where the nearest suitable faith school is more than two but less than 15 miles from their home. Evidence of faith may be requested
 
Low income refers to a family where children are entitled to free school meals or the parents get maximum working tax credit. Proof will be needed of working tax credit. 

The Home to School Transport Policy can be downloaded here:

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