I am a parent or carer

School and college travel information for families

When choosing a school place, it is important to think about how your child will travel to and from school each day. Most families in Hampshire organise their own home to school journey. Those families may walk, cycle, use public transport, lift-share with other families or take their child to school in their family car.

See our Travel to school page for ideas and information about your child’s journey to school.

There are over 170,000 pupils attending school in Hampshire and over 90% organise their own transport. However, Hampshire County Council has a duty to support some families with their school journey. Families must meet specific criteria to be eligible for this support. School transport assistance costs Hampshire County Council over £50 million every year.

Applications for September 2024

To ensure that your transport application is on time, submit it by the following applicable date. Applications after these dates will be treated as late applications.

Type  Application Deadline 
Mainstream Primary and Secondary schools  31 May 2024
Students with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)*  30 June 2024
Post 16 (only Students with SEND)  30 June 2024
* Subject to an EHCP or in the process of having one agreed. If the EHCP is finalised after this date, then the application will be treated as on-time application.

If you are currently receiving transport and your contact details have changed complete a new Contact Card.

To contact the Transport Team, email [email protected] or phone 01962 846924. If you need to speak to the SEN Service about placements please visit their website for contact information.