Applying for school transport
Please use the links below to download the application form for
Forms are also available from your school or by contacting the
Children aged 4 - 16 years (year R to year 11):
1. To apply for school transport please complete
Form T1A (PDF, 579k).
2. If you wish to apply for school transport under the low
income criteria (for Year R to Year 11) you should complete
Form T1A (PDF, 579k) and
Form T1B (PDF, 581k).
3. If you wish to renew your child’s transport assistance
under the low income criteria, you should complete
Guidelines for applications
Please read the following limitations on transport passes:
- Passes can only be used on school days.
- Passes can only be used for one return journey each day between
the points shown on the pass.
- Passes may only be used by the child named on it.
- Pupils should carry their passes on them at all times.
- If a pupil misbehaves on a bus or a train, his/her pass may be
- Travel assistance can be given to cover more than 1 type of
transport if it is not possible to get to and from school by one
type of transport.
A cash allowance may be given (instead of a pass) if there is no
hired transport or public bus service available. This is calculated
at 12 pence per mile for 1 return journey each day. The largest
cash allowance that can be granted is £100 per term, per
If your application for assistance is turned down and you would
like to discuss the reasons for this please contact the Kent
Admissions and Transport Team. If you are unhappy with the decision
to refuse transport, you can ask for your application to be
reviewed by the Transport Officer at the Education Office. If you
remain dissatisfied and believe that you have a special case for
receiving travel assistance, you can ask for your case to be
considered by Members of the Regulation Appeal Panel.
If you wish to appeal against the decision to refuse your child
transport, you should write to:
The Assistant Democratic Services Manager,
Legal and Democratic Services
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ
You can attend the hearing in person to put your case to
the panel at County Hall. You don't have to come to the
hearing and you may prefer to ask your local county councillor
to either accompany you or speak on your behalf. You can
contact your local county councillor via the Members Desk at County
Hall on 01622 694434.
Members should have all the correspondence in front of them when
they consider your appeal and you will be provided with any further
papers or details of the procedure beforehand.
There is no further course of appeal that you can take after
this appeal has been heard by the Regulation Committee Appeal
Panel. However, if you feel that the appeal hearing itself was
not administered correctly, you can object to the Local Government