School and college travel assistance

Bury Council makes provision for assistance with travel between home and school for pupils attending mainstream and special schools and for eligible students with additional special educational needs attending college.

How do I apply?

Check the pdf icon Flowchart of Eligibility for a Free School Travel Pass [51kb] to determine if you think you are eligible, before completing the relevant application form below and ensure that you attach all supporting documents asked for (photocopies are accepted). Please return your completed application to the address shown on the form.

Application and guidance for assistance with travel to and from school

pdf icon Travel Pass Application Form 2016 to 2017 - Guidance Notes [63kb]

Application for travel assistance between home and school for pupils with special educational needs

Application for travel assistance between home and college

Bury Council has a duty to facilitate the attendance of all persons of sixth form age, 16 to 18 and those continuing learners who started their programme of learning before their nineteenth birthday, receiving education or training to ensure that:

  •     learners of sixth form age are able to access the education and training of their choice;
  •     if support for access is required, this will be assessed and provided where necessary

pdf icon Home to college application guidance notes 2016 to 2017 [21kb]

Travel strategy and policies

In making provision to meet the travel needs of those deemed to be eligible, the Council will seek to reach agreement with parents or carers on the use of sustainable modes of travel. Providing a number of options based on choice and independence including assisted use of public transport, financial assistance for parent providing transport, and the introduction of pick up points, wherever possible promoting independent travel as part of the core offer.