Here you will find advice about entitlement to home to school transport.
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Below are Online Application forms for Pre 16 School Transport, Post 16 Travel Scheme and Post 16 Special Educational Needs Transport. Please make sure you have read and understood the relevant transport policy before applying.
Updates will be provided via the following:
Do you have a procedure in place for the care of your child in the event of school disruption?
It's important to be prepared in the event of disruption to the school transport service:
One or two things to consider - school disruption
Ensure your child is warmly dressed, just in case the school transport is running late, or the journey is slow.
During periods of severe weather, a child should wait 20 minutes after their normal pick-up time for school transport. After 20 minutes, it is advisable for the child to return home.
Let the school know that your child has returned home after waiting 20 minutes for transport to arrive. Make sure that you have the contact details of your transport providers and that they have emergency contact numbers for you.
If you take your child to school, it is your responsibility to collect them in the afternoon.
It’s important for parents to have a plan in place, if they are not home when a child returns. For example: a buddy scheme, or a family friend or relative who the child can go to until the parent or carer returns home.
For information about local bus services operating across Northumberland, including services that cross-border into the Tyne & Wear, visit Nexus.
Help with journey planning can also be found at Traveline North East.
The local bus service providers below will be able to provide further information on their ticket offers for students.
Arriva - post-16 school travel - zones and tickets
Stagecoach - post-16 school travel
Go North East - post-16 school travel
Borders Buses Ltd
Travelsure Coaches Ltd
PCL Travel Ltd
If your child has lost or damaged their bus pass, you will be required to replace it at your own cost. If the bus pass is produced by Northumberland County Council, please call the contact centre on 0345 6006400,
For passes issued for travel by ARRIVA, contact the Business Administration Team at Arriva on 0191 520 4144 . For GO NORTH EAST passes, contact Go North East Customer Services 0191 420 5050.
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