My child attends secondary school
Renewal and refused applications
Renewal applications will be sent during the summer term for the new academic year.
If your child is refused a bus pass, they do not qualify under either the statutory criteria or low income criteria, or you require another form of transport assistance for your child, the local authority have a two-stage review/appeals process.
Once you have received written notification that your child is not eligible for assistance with transport, you will have 20 working days to submit a written request to have your application reviewed by the service manager. Your review will be heard within 20 working days of receipt. A written response will be sent notifying you of the outcome.
If the original decision is upheld and assistance is not granted, you will be notified of your right to go to the Stage 2 - Appeals process, whereby your application along with the review decision and any supplementary information will be considered by the Independent Transport Panel.
You will have 20 working days from receipt of the review decision to make a written request. Once the request is received, the panel will meet within 40 days to consider the information. You will then be notified in writing the outcome of the panel.
If you are refused assistance with travel and you want to go to Transport Review, contact the School Transport Team on (01744) 671033 for a form.