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School Transport

The council has published 3 separate education transport policies which set out the eligibility criteria for qualifying for home to mainstream school, special school and further education college/sixth form transport. If entitlement to transport is important to how your child will get to and from school or college, it is vital you read and understand the relevant policy, which will provide you with further information and assist with any questions you may have, before you apply for a school or college place.


For specific information about transport entitlement to mainstream schools (including faith schools) for a child of compulsory school age, please read the Mainstream (Pre-16) School Transport Policy.

For specific information about transport entitlement to school sixth forms as well as further education colleges for students entering Post-16 Education please read the Post-16 Transport Policy 2016 to 2017.

For specific information about transport entitlement to special schools for a child with special educational needs please read the Home to School Transport Policy for Children with Disabilities and/or Special Educational Needs.

  • To apply for Mainstream Home-to-School Transport, please click here. Please be aware that it may take up to 10 working days to process an application for transport.
  • To apply for Post-16 Transport please click here. Be aware that it may take up to 10 working days to process an application for transport (this rises to 15 working days at peak times such as the late summer period).
  • We strongly advise you to read the relevant Home to School Transport Policy before considering submitting an application for transport.
  • You can also contact the school transport team here.
  • For information if you have lost or damaged your Bus Pass you will be required to replace it at your own cost. If it is a Bus Pass produced by NCC (In house) for Mainstream & Post 16 transport please call the contact centre on 0345 6006400, For passes issued for travel on ARRIVA services contact Amy Walker at Arriva on 0191 520 4231 and for GO NORTH EAST passes contact the Go North East Customer Services 0845 60 60 260.

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