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Apply for School Transport

The Education Authority has introduced a new online process to apply for home to school transport assistance.  You will receive an initial assessment indicating whether the child/children are eligible for transport assistance.  

PLEASE NOTE:  The online app is for New Applications only.  If your child is already in receipt of transport assistance and continuing into their next academic year, without any change in circumstances i.e. change of address or change of school, then you do not need to reapply for transport assistance.  If your circumstances have changed however, please contact the School Transport Helpdesk on 0300 200 7824. 

For New Applications:

Before you start       

  • Ensure you read and understand the Terms and Conditions below.     
  • For more advice on Home to School Transport and your child's eligibility click here.   
  • Parents / Guardians are advised to place their preferred mode of required Translink provision (i.e. either Metro or Ulsterbus or Rail) in the Additional Comments

You will receive a unique reference number associated with your application which must be used in any future correspondence with the Authority.     

Does your child have special needs? If yes, please click here for further information as you may not be required to complete this form.          

Apply Now

The online process for Primary pupils to apply for transport assistance for September 2018 is now available - Apply Now

If you experience any difficulty completing the application, please contact the School Transport Helpdesk 0300 200 7824

Post Primary Applications will be available from Tuesday 5th June 2018.


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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