Home To School Transport – Can I get it?
Children’s education has really taken a bit hit over the past year with schools being closed due to the pandemic. On the 8th March 2021 Schools reopened as Boris Johnson’s plans to start to unlock England are in force. This has resulted in a huge demand for School Transport. With the country still abiding by safety restrictions and parents returning to work families are struggling financially. Private School transport has become more popular than ever before with many people asking the question “ How can i get School Transport”. Well we have a step-by-step guide on how you can get the following:
- Free school transport for your children
- Reduce the cost by sharing minibus school service with other parents
- Help if you are a private school and need a school transport provider
What is Home to School Transport ?
Home to school transport is a service provided for students and parents who want convenience and affordability rather than the regular commute. Here are some of the main reasons why people might want school transport:
- One reason could be children or young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may need support to travel.
- Parents work times usually clash with the school run.
- They do not own a vehicle.
- The school is just too far from home.
How Can Home to School Transport benefit me?
- Do your bit for Climate change
The number of students returning to school after the lockdown will rise this year.
With many more cars on the road naturally traffic levels will increase,
impacting parents and children’s health and well-being while jeopardising attempts to reduce carbon emissions. School transport can definitely help in minimising these risks as travelling together is better for the environment.
- Safety of Passengers
Vehicles used for any type of public or private transport are put through rigorous safety checks. Organisations also have policies and procedures in place for transportation of children or vulnerable adults. Vehicles are regularly disinfected after every hire and staff adhere to the current most relevant government guidelines ensuring PPE is worn and social distance measures are in place.We are able to carry more children with a safe social distance.
- More Free Time
Parents who are busy in their careers won’t have to worry about the school run. Knowing that your child/children will get home safe whilst giving you more free time to do other things is a great time saver.
In comparison to monthly expenses on fuel Insurance, tax, wear and tear a School transport provider can work out very cost effective.
How Can I Pay Less For School Transport?
Link Minibuses provide minibuses and coaches for home to school transport. If your children are at a school within Sussex or Surrey you can get in touch and we can help you plan your best route. This service works best when there is a small group therefore if you know of any other parents who may require this service we are able to give you your own private bus and route. The cost is divided between all of the families fairly.
We may already have a route in place for those who do not have anyone to share with so it’s always best to get in touch to see if we can help. To find out more about how our school transport can benefit you please visit Link Minibuses Schools and Universities section here https://linkminibuses.co.uk/schools-and-universities/ . You can get in touch with our team and we will be happy to help.
How Can I Get Free School Transport?
You can get free school transport given that you qualify to the following:
- All children between the ages of 5 and 16 are eligible for free school transportation if they attend a school around 2-3 miles from home.
- If you receive the full Working Tax Credit or if your children are eligible for free school meals.
- Your child can also get free transport if they are unable to walk or if your child has special educational needs or disabilities(SEND).
You can check out government guidelines to find out more by visiting https://www.gov.uk/free-school-transport or contact your local council to find out more.
We also help out councils who require School run transportation services. It’s always best to find out if you are eligible for free school transport in Sussex or Surrey beforehand as inevitably this can avoid you unnecessary costs for minibus and coach services such as Link Minibuses or any other firms.
If you still need a free quote on your school transport please get in touch with our team here https://linkminibuses.co.uk/contact-us/
I Arrange School Transport For a Private School, Can you help?
Yes we would love to! Link Minibuses are very popular with Private schools around Sussex and Surrey. We have numerous clients who trust us with the safety and logistical organisation of transport.
Link Minibuses also provide school and airport transfers for Language Schools across the UK. We can travel nationwide if you need us to but most of our work is done across Sussex Surrey and London. If you require a free quote on any type of transfer please get in touch with our team who will be happy to assist. https://linkminibuses.co.uk/contact-us/
How Much Does It Cost?
Journeys vary depending on factors such as mileage, routes, timings, vehicles etc. We do our best to beat any quote.
Link Minibuses offers its services nationwide including London, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, and Essex. To get a free quote or a school journey or any other journey Contact us on 01293 972422 or 01273 978708 or you can also visit us online at www.linkminibuses.co.uk