Home to School Transport

Information on Home to School Transport to include eligibility checker, how to apply and contact details.

 

How to Check My Child's Eligibility for Transport Assistance

Check Eligibility

If a parent wishes their child to receive transport assistance they must consider the requirements of the transport policy.

When nominating a child’s school preferences a parent will therefore need to consider if there are any nearer school(s) of the same category as their preferred school(s) within the statutory qualifying distance of your home and these MUST be nominated on a child’s admissions/transfer form in order of distance, with the closest first, before nominating any further away school(s).

Use our Transport Eligibility Checker to find out if your child will qualify for school transport.

The ‘Eligibility Checker’ is designed to advise parents if their child will be eligible for transport assistance to a chosen school, and it will identify any closer school(s) a parent will need to consider.  This will therefore help parents in making an informed decision regarding their school preferences.

Please note a formal on-line application for transport assistance will still need to be completed when your child receives their final school placement confirmation

If you have any difficulty completing this form, contact the Transport Helpline 028 9598 5959 8.30am –  12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Please note the online transport application process for the academic year 2021-22 applications will open for:

  • Primary Pupils on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 12 noon
  • Post Primary Pupils on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 12 noon

Do you know that your choice and order of preferences could impact on your child’s eligibility for transport assistance?

At present the online application process for Home to School Transport Assistance is only available for this current 2020-21 academic school year applications.

Online applications for pupils commencing September 2021 will be available as follows:

Primary Applications will be available from Tuesday 18th May 2021

Post Primary Applications will be available from Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Last updated: 26/01/2021