Transport for learners receiving secondary education

You can make an application for free transport if all the following points apply to your child:

  • your child lives in Gwynedd
  • your child attends the nearest school or school site, or the school or school site in your catchment area
  • the journey to school or school site is more than 3 miles – the journey from your home to school or school site is measured by the shortest journey along a safe route.
  • your child is under 16 years old on 31 August.

It is expected that learners receiving secondary education (with the exception of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities) to walk up to 2 miles to meet any transport that is provided by Cyngor Gwynedd.

To receive free transport it is expected that pupils comply with the behavioural code for school transport. It is the parents’ / guardians’ responsibility to ensure that their children comply with the behavioural code. Not complying can result in losing the right to have free transport from home to school. If a pupil loses the right to free school transport, their parents / guardian must pay for transport from home to school. For more information look at the Travel behaviour code.

 

How do I make an application for free transport?

Pupils who are eligible for free transport should receive their travel pass within the first week of the school year. If they don’t receive their pass within this timescale it is possible to apply online:

For any additional information about school transport, contact us on 01766 771 000.