If your child is entitled to free school meals, or if your family get the maximum level Working Tax Credit or universal credit element (this is where there is no reduction to Working Tax Credit due to your income), they could get free transport if they:
attend the nearest available primary school and the walking distance from home is more than two miles, or;
attend one of the three nearest available secondary schools and the walking distance from home is more than 2 and less than 6 miles or;
attend the nearest available secondary school preferred on the grounds of religion or belief, and the walking distance from home is more than 2 and less than 15 miles.
If your application is rejected and you then wish to appeal, email [email protected] asking for the decision to be reviewed and explaining why you feel it is wrong. You will need to give details of any additional information you believe should be considered. Appeals must be submitted within 20 working days of the original decision.