The Children's Transport team works closely with Metro (the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive) and other key partners to provide transport for children who are eligible.
The team that assesses whether mainstream children and young people are eligible for education transport support to and from school or college without having to pay the appropriate fare is also based at Metro.
Policy and current provision:
The latest transport policy for Leeds came into effect on the 1st December 2013 and is available to download from the related documents section on this page. Free travel is available until 31st August 2015 for those who:
- transferred from primary to secondary school in September 2013 and met eligibility criteria under the previous policy
- transferred to a school sixth form or to a College of Further Education in September 2013 and met eligibility criteria under the previous policy
- use school transport to faith schools and met eligibility criteria under the previous policy
All children in Year 7 for the academic year 2014/15 will be entitled to a pass for half fare on buses on Metro buses. More information on this can be found on the Metro website in the links section.
Post 16 special educational needs students – non-statutory provision
Leeds City Council is committed to working with a range of partners to provide a local offer above the basic statutory home to school/college transport provision for students over the age of 16 who have special educational needs (SEN). This is underpinned by the principle of moving from centrally procured services, towards supporting personal budgets which will allow families greater flexibility to buy-in the services they require to support their children. If you live in the Leeds district and would like further information regarding help with school transport, other education travel costs, a paper copy of one of the application forms or a paper copy of the current policy, please call the Leeds Education Transport Assessment Team at Metro on 0113 348 1121. If you require any further information use the Contact Us section of this page.