School Transport

School Transport

Pupils may be able to get free transport to school, depending on how far the walk is and any special needs they have.

All children between 5 and 16 qualify for free school transport if they go to their nearest suitable school and live at least:

  • 2 miles from school if they are under 8

  • 3 miles from school if they are over 8

If there’s no safe walking route, they must be given free transport, however far from school they live. Contact your local council if you think that the walk to school isn’t safe.

DfE School Transport Guidance for Autumn 2020 (published 11 August 2020)

For further details, contact the Devon County Council School Transport service at or visit their website below.