During these unprecedented times it continues to be safer for parents/carers to take their child/young person to school as this alleviates the need to travel in close proximity with other children and adults. If you would prefer this option, we can offer you a Personal Transport Budget (PTB). You would receive a budget which would pay £0.45 per mile if your child attends a Coventry school or £0.25 per mile if they attend a school which is outside of Coventry. You would receive funding equivalent to two return journeys per day of school attendance. If you accept this but change your mind at a later date, we can still arrange a different mode of transport with some notice. Please contact us on 024 7683 1614 or email [email protected] to let us know if you prefer this option.
The Council is following the most recent Government guidance to keep your child safe. In order to do so we kindly ask all parent/carers, children and young people work with us to support the safety of everyone accessing this service.
The Government guidance says that each bus can be its ‘own’ bubble or group and that social distancing on dedicated home to school transport need not apply as the overall risk from COVID-19 to children and young people is very low.
We can’t emphasise strongly enough how important it is that you support these measures to ensure the safety of all travelling on our dedicated transport:
Children and young people must not board home to school transport if they or a member of their household has symptoms of COVID-19. If a child/young person develops symptoms whilst at their educational setting they will be sent home. They must not travel in dedicated school transport. The educational setting will contact the parent so you can arrange for the child/young person’s journey home.
The Government has a test and trace system in place for those suspected of having COVID-19 symptoms. These measures will be kept under review as and when further guidance is issued.
In 2017 we introduced a new travel policy for Statutory School Age pupils and a new Post 16 Travel Statement. These were introduced as Coventry has undertaken a review of long standing policies to ensure they meet the latest DfE and Government Guidance. The Post 16 Statement is reviewed annually.
A public consultation was undertaken throughout November 2016 to January 2017. Whilst reviewing these policies Coventry wanted to ensure preparing for adulthood was at the centre of any changes being made.
The Council will provide travel assistance to pupils who meet the criteria set out in our policy. This will normally be in the form of a bus pass.
Your child must meet all the below criteria
Your child must also meet at least one of the below criteria
Read the Home to School Travel Assistance Policy for Pupils from Reception to Year 11.
Please ensure you click 'Submit' and get a reference number when you complete the form, otherwise we may not have received your application.
If you require a paper copy or a large print version please contact Statutory Assessment and Review Service on 024 7683 1614 or email [email protected]
We want all young people to have the same access to opportunities in life: to travel, to gain employment, have friends and relationships, to live as independently as possible, to have a good social life and to be valued in their community.
Learning to travel on public transport is an essential skill. We actively promote independent travel so that all young people can access their community, training and learning opportunities as well as social and leisure activities.
Applicants with severe mobility or learning difficulties may apply for discretionary travel assistance by filling in the Request for Travel Assistance Post-16 form. Criteria for determining eligibility are as follows:
The student must meet all the below criteria to be considered.
You can also download our Post 19 Travel request form.
Our Independent Travel Trainers offer personalised training to teach a young person to travel to and from school or college on their own, usually using public transport. For more information please call 024 7629 4434 or email [email protected]