Travel to school

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Pupils from non-low income families

Pupils of statutory school age attending maintained schools are provided with a free travel pass if:

  • they live in the borough of Slough and
  • they attend their designated school and
  • they live more than two miles from school if they are aged under eight or more than three miles if they are aged between eight and 16 years.

Pupils from low income families - primary

Pupils aged eight to 11 years (years 4 to 6) who live more than two miles from their nearest qualifying school are provided with a free travel pass if they are:

  • entitled to free school meals or
  • their parents are in receipt of their maximum level of Working Tax Credit.

The two mile limit is measured as the shortest available walking route.

Pupils from low income families - secondary

Pupils aged 11 to 16 years (years 7 to 11) who live between two and six miles from one of three “nearest qualifying schools” are provided with a free travel pass or equivalent if they are:

  • entitled to free school meals or
  • their parents are in receipt of their maximum level of Working Tax Credit.

The two mile limit is measured as the shortest available walking route.

Transport to school on religious grounds

Slough Borough Council no longer offers transport to school based purely on religious grounds unless the pupil is of secondary school age and from a low income family.

Pupils aged 11 to 16 years (years 7 to 11) who live more than two miles but less than 15 miles from the nearest suitable school preferred on grounds of religious belief, are provided with a free pass if they are:

  • entitled to free school meals or
  • their parents are in receipt of their maximum level of Working Tax Credit.

The two mile limit is measured as the shortest available walking route.
NB For parents applying under this criterion - a new application needs to be submitted every school year and a denominational certificate must be included with the application form.

Home to school transport application

To apply for transport you will need to complete and return a transport application form, found below, with two passport-sized photos to the address detailed at the top of the form.

The transport team will notify you of the outcome of your application within 10 working days of receipt of a correctly completed form.

If you require further information on transport to school please contact 01753 875729 or email educationtransport@slough.gov.uk.

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