also known as: Home to School Transport, School Bus.
Advice for entitlement to Home to School Transport
Home to school transport
Northumberland County Council serves a wide geographical area,
incorporating diverse rural and urban communities. Many pupils live
at a distance from their school. The County Council has a statutory
duty to provide free home to school transport, or where
appropriate, pay the cost of such transport when:
Pupils of first school age live more than two miles away from
their designated catchment area school by the nearest available
Pupils of middle and high school age live more than three miles
away from their designated catchment area school by the nearest
Consultation on Post-16 Transport Policy for
The Council has today begun a consultation on a range of
options for the provision of Post-16 Transport that would take
effect for some students from September 2014.
Consultation Document sets out the reasons and background for
the consultation and seeks your views on a range of possible
A link is provided in the consultation document to a
consultation questionnaire for you to complete, or you can complete
The consultation runs for 12 weeks and closes at 9.00
a.m. on Monday 19 May 2014. Please complete the questionnaire by
that time/date to ensure your views are considered.
Under 16 transport (mainstream)
To apply online for Mainstream Home to School Transport please
click on the link below
Apply online for mainstream
transport(under 16) here
Or you can contact us here.
Post 16 transport
The Post 16 transport scheme for the Autumn Term is now closed,
any applications received after the 30th September, if eligible,
will be allocated transport for the Spring Term.
How can I apply?
Students need to read and make sure they understand the post 16
transport policy before they apply for the scheme. There are 3 ways
to apply for the scheme:
1. Apply online by clicking here to apply
online for your School Bus pass
Apply online for Post 16 transport here
2. Request an application pack by emailing
Post16Transport@northumberland.gov.uk or you can contact
3. Pick up an application pack from your school
Alternatively you can write to Post 16, Transport Network Team,
Integrated Transport Unit, Local Services Directorate, County Hall,
Morpeth, NE61 2EF
Frequently asked questions
Special Education Needs transport
Information for parents during periods of severe weather
During periods of severe weather there may be School closures or
disruption to your child's Home to School Transport.
In these circumstances do you know what to do?
Here are some tips:
Details of school closures are also given on:
- Metro Radio
- BBC Tyne
- Real Radio North East
- Capital FM
- Northumberland iPhone app
In extreme cases a school may have to close during the day due
to the severe weather and your child will be sent home early.