School transport – Do it on-line by 31st May 2018!
Parents of school pupils who are starting primary or secondary school in September 2018 are being encouraged to apply on-line for home to school transport.
Cumbria County Council arranges free school transport to pupils who are attending their catchment or nearest qualifying school and live more than 2 miles away (up to the age of 8) or more than 3 miles away (aged 8 and over). Children from “low income groups” (those entitled to free school meals, or whose families are in receipt of their maximum level of Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit) may also be entitled to assistance with transport.
Further information on eligibility, an online application form and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the County Council’s website www.cumbria.gov.uk/schooltransport
Applications should preferably be submitted by 31 May 2018 to enable the County Council to assess whether a child has an entitlement to transport, inform parents of the outcome and plan routes before the start of term in September 2018. If applications are received after this date, transport may not be in place until after term starts. If you have already applied, there is no need to submit another application.