You are eligible to apply for transport assistance if your child is of Compulsory School age and in full-time education.
When a child reaches the age of four between 1 September of that year and 1 July of the following year, that child must begin education in September of the following year;
For example, if a child’s 4th birthday is on 15 September 2017, they are 4 years of age between 1 September 2017 and 1 July 2018. This child must start education in September 2018.
Where a child reaches the age of four between 2 July of that year and 31 August of the same year, that child does not have to begin education until September of the following year;
For example, if a child’s 4th birthday is on 5 July 2017, they are 4 years of age between 2 July 2017 and 31 August 2017. This child would start compulsory education in September 2018.
Transport assistance will cease to become available for pupils the incoming school year if the pupils 19th birthday is attained on or before 1st July.