Education transport

The Pupil Support and Passenger Transport Team provide travel assistance to and from mainstream schools, special schools, colleges, and to interim tuition services - along with help with board and lodging cost for school residential trips.

Depending on the pupil's circumstances, we may be able to provide free travel assistance between home and their educational establishment. This may be done in a number of ways including a place on a coach, minibus, or taxi; or in the form of a zero fare bus pass.

Further details are contained in the Home to School Transport Policy available at the link below or please telephone

  • 01302 737325.

Both free transport, and help with board and lodging costs for school residential trips, are dependant on certain criteria. Visit the pages below for more information:

Consultation 2019/20

From Monday 16th September 2019, Doncaster Council will be entering a period of consultation around proposed changes to our existing ‘Home to School Transport’ policy. The consultation period will last 12 weeks, ending on Sunday 8th December 2019 and everyone is invited to feed back and comment on the proposed changes for consideration.

You will find the consultation document with all proposed changes on the link below and in the downloads section of this page.

Home to School Transport Policy Consultation 2019 Document
Download (854KB - DOCX)

To submit your feedback or comments, complete the sections on the consultation document and return it via email to  or return a printed copied to any local Family Hub. Submissions will not be accepted before Monday 16th September or after Sunday 8th December.

We are also holding a number of face-to-face consultation drop-in events for resident to provide feedback verbally (there is no need to register for this, just arrive at the chosen event at an appropriate time for you. These will be held at:

  • Mary Woollett Centre - Wednesday 6th November 2019 6pm-8pm (Danum Road, Doncaster, DN4 5HF)
  • The Point - Thursday 7th November 2019 10am-12pm (16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR)
  • Doncaster Parents Voice, Doncaster Carers Centre - Friday 8th November 2019 – 2 Regent Terrace, Doncaster, DN1 2EE – 12pm until 1.30pm

If you have any queries or would like further information about his consultation, or would like to request a paper copy sent to your address, please contact the Transport Team on 01302 736081/736080 or email 

Data Protection

When completing an application form for any travel or transport assistance service you will be providing us with personal information.  Details on how we will use this information is provided in the following Privacy Notice:

Travel Assistance Online Privacy Notice
Download (35KB - DOCX)

Transport to and from schools/colleges for pupils with Special Educational Needs

For information on obtaining transport for pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an Education and Healthcare Plan contact the Special Educational Needs Team on:

Previous Consultation (2010)

As a result of a previous consultation in 2010, the following changes were made to the following Discretionary Areas of Transport:

  1. Stainforth to Ash Hill Academy - from September 2010 no new pupils will be given free bus passes unless they qualify under the Education and Inspections Act provision
  2. Denominational Transport - no new pupils will receive free transport on Denominational Grounds from September 2010

Complaints Procedure

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that we provide high standards of service, if you do have a problem and wish to make a complaint then please put your concerns in writing addressed to Kim Holdridge, Service Manager, Passenger Transport Team, Floor 4, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU.  Alternatively please e-mail the Passenger Transport Team at the e-mail address detailed below.


Last updated: 19 September 2019 11:23:58