School transport policies

Compulsory school age travel policies (free school travel)

Cheshire East Council compulsory school age travel policy (PDF, 495KB)

Department for Education compulsory school age home to school travel and transport guidance   

Education travel payment policy (PDF, 501KB) - for direct and personal budget payments towards school travel costs where children are eligible for support under the compulsory school age policy.

Post-16 travel policies (support for young people with an EHCP )

Our post-16 policy statements set out eligibility criteria for travel assistance for pupils with an  EHCP and give information about concessionary fares, bus passes, and travel cards.

Cheshire East Council post-16 education travel policy statement 2020 - 2021 (PDF, 717KB) 

Cheshire East Council post-16 education travel policy statement 2021 - 2022 (PDF, 715KB)

Department for Education guidance on transport to education and training for people aged 16 and over   

Behaviour on school transport

Education travel behaviour code (PDF, 522KB)  

Education travel behaviour code addendum (PDF, 168KB) -  extra guidance whilst COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

Appeals and complaints

School transport appeals and complaints (PDF, 645KB)