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School transport

  • Jun 03 / 2014
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School transport

Renfrewshire Council’s policy is to provide home to school transport to all secondary school pupils who live more than 3.218 kilometres (2 miles) from their catchment school by the recognised shortest safe walking route. Parents who think their children are eligible for home to school transport can get an application form from the school or education and leisure services in Renfrewshire House or online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk. These forms should be completed and returned before the end of February for those pupils beginning school in August to allow the appropriate arrangements to be made. However, parents may make an application at any time.

In special circumstances the director of education and leisure services has discretion to grant permission for pupils to travel in transport provided by the education authority, where spare places are available, at no additional cost to the authority.

Pickup Points

Where we provide home to school transport pupils may need to walk a reasonable distance from home to the transport pick up point but this should not exceed 3.218 kilometres (2 miles).

It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure that their child arrives at the pickup point on time and behaves in a safe and acceptable manner whileboarding, travelling in and leaving the vehicle. Children who misbehave can lose their right to home to school transport.

Contract buses operate between Bishopton, India Drive, Langbank and the school, a late bus is provided Monday – Thursday for pupils who remain at school after 3.40pm (Mon, Tue & Thu) or 2.50pm (Wed).

Placing Requests

You should be aware that if we grant your placing request, we do not have to provide a school bus pass or any other help with transport.

Additional support needs

Renfrewshire Council may provide home to school transport for children assessed to attend any school because of their additional support needs.  If transport is required an appropriate vehicle to meet the child’s need will be provided.