Home to School Transport

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It is a parent or carer’s responsibility to ensure their child gets to and from school safely every day, including those with additional needs.

We provide support with home to school travel in cases where we consider it necessary following an assessment.

Pupils with Additional Needs

In a small number of cases, pupils may need help because they have additional needs. These may include school pupils with:

  • special educational needs (with or without a statement or education, health and care plan)
  • a physical disability (temporary or permanent)
  • a medical/psychological condition (temporary or permanent)
  • other special needs, including family circumstance

The home to school transport policy and application forms for school-age pupils can be found here:

Once completed this form can be saved and emailed to travelcare@gateshead.gov.uk,  or posted to the address at the end of the form.  Alternatively should you require a paper copy of the application form, please contact the team on 0191 4337484.

General home to school transport scheme

Some school-age pupils will be entitled to help because they live more than the legal walking distance from their nearest suitable school. Find out about the general home to school transport scheme.

We provide support with home to school travel in cases where we consider it necessary following an assessment.

Pupils with Additional Needs

In a small number of cases, pupils may need help because they have additional needs. These may include school pupils with:

special educational needs (with or without a statement or education, health and care plan)
a physical disability (temporary or permanent)
a medical/psychological condition (temporary or permanent)
other special needs, including family circumstance
The home to school transport policy and application forms for school-age pupils can be found here:

Home to school transport application form
Home to School Travel Policy (Sept 2018 onwards)

General home to school transport scheme

Some school-age pupils will be entitled to help because they live more than the legal walking distance from their nearest suitable school. Find out about the general home to school transport scheme.