A Guide to School Transport and Travel

  1. Under Fives (Early Years learners)
  2. Primary aged learners (five to 10 years) (You are here)
  3. Secondary aged learners (11-16 years)
  4. Post 16/Further Education Students

Primary aged learners (five to 10 years)

All children living within the Rotherham borough aged between five and 10 years old can use public transport within South Yorkshire at a rate of 80p per single journey.

If your child is attending a primary school or academy and is aged between five and 11 years old; free transport assistance may be available. For example:

  • If your child is aged between five and seven years and the distance to their qualifying school is more than two miles
  • If your child is aged between eight and 11 years old and the distance to their qualifying school is more than three miles
  • If your child is over eight years old and is in receipt of free school meals and is more than two miles from their qualifying school

If you feel your child may qualify, please complete the enquiry form:

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However, if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) your child's individual transport needs will be assessed and suitable transport assistance may be recommended.

If you feel your child may qualify for transport assistance because of their physical or medical needs and/or disabilities please complete the enquiry form:

Further helpful links:

Visit the Travel South Yorkshire website

Frequently Asked Questions: Zero Fare Bus Pass

Frequently Asked Questions: Transport assistance for children with Education, Health and Care Plans

View the current home to school transport policy

Make a specialist school transport enquiry

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