Free transport for children of statutory school age (including Reception and Year 11) attending mainstream schools.
The authority plans school places across the borough in order to ensure that there are sufficient places in the local area. In Walsall, most families live within two miles of at least one primary school and within three miles of at least one secondary school.
Free transport is provided using taxis, coaches, minibuses and bus passes.
Parents can also use personal budget funding to cover their own mileage costs, should you wish to transport your eligible child yourself.
As a local authority, our transport policy statement is published on an annual basis and sets out the travel arrangements we make to support young people aged 16-19 and learners with learning difficulties and /or disabilities (LDD) aged up to 25, to access further education.
How can you access your services
When a parent receives a letter offering a school place for their child, the letter will include details of the arrangements for applications for transport assistance. Parents should complete a Transport Assistance Application Form and return it, together with any supporting evidence, to the Transport Coordinator in good time before the start of the new school year.
All application forms should be sent to:
Walsall Children’s Services
The Civic Centre