Eligibility criteria for free school travel to primary schools in Southampton.

If your child attends the Cedar School or Rosewood Free School, they automatically qualify for free school travel.

A child must meet all of the relevant criteria to qualify for free school travel:

Primary schools

  • They are in years R-3 and the home to school distance is more than 2 miles
  • They are in years 4-6 and the home to school distance is more than 3 miles. This is reduced to 2 miles if the child meets the means-testing criteria
  • They attend the nearest appropriate school to their home

Special primary schools

  • The home to school distance is more than 2 miles
  • They attend the nearest appropriate school to their home, as determined by the council