Home to school travel and transport: statutory guidance

Closes 31 Oct 2019

Opened 19 Jul 2019

Overview

We are seeking views on revised statutory guidance for local authorities on home to school travel and transport for children of compulsory school age.

Why We Are Consulting

The Department for Education is consulting on revised statutory guidance for local authorities on home to school travel and transport for children of compulsory school age (5-16). The guidance was last updated in 2014. There have been no changes to the law.

The revised guidance seeks to clarify local authorities’ statutory duties in relation to home to school travel and transport policy, in response to feedback from local authorities and other interested parties.

The policy for transport to post-16 education and training is different from that of children of compulsory school age, and as such is not included within this consultation.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Headteachers
  • Local authorities
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Unions and representative organisations

Interests

  • Education
  • Statutory policies and guidance
  • Travel to school and colleges