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Application for Free School Travel

IMPORTANT - Please read the following notes carefully

Do not apply for free school travel on this website if:

1. You are not a resident of Stockport

or

2. Your child has a statement of Special Educational Needs.

Applications for free school travel and cycle allowances are considered if the following conditions are met:

1a. Where the distance* between the gate of the home and the gate of the school (considered to be the nearest suitable school) to be attended is more than 2 miles (up to the age of 8) or 3 miles (if aged over 8 years)

or

1b. Where the distance* between the gate of the home and the gate of the nearest suitable school and the gate of the school to be attended is more than 2 miles (up to the age of 8) or 3 miles (if aged over 8 years);

or

2. Low Income eligibility - Pupils aged 8-16 years attending a maintained school who do not qualify for (1a) or (1b) above may still qualify for free school travel if their parents/carers are in receipt of qualifying benefits and the distance* between home and the nearest suitable school and the school to be attended (if different) is more than 2 miles. Qualifying benefits are:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers allowance (income based)
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and whose annual income does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit.

You will be required to provide evidence of the benefit that you are receiving.

* Distance measurement will be made via the nearest available walking route using the Council's Geographical Mapping System. Routes used may include those not passable by a motor vehicle.

PLEASE APPLY EARLY All applications received by 30th June will be guaranteed to be processed for the beginning of term in September. Applications received after that date will be looked at in order of date received, we cannot guarantee a response by the beginning of term in September.