School transport

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We will provide free transport for all primary pupils who live 1.5 miles or more from their local primary school (by the recognised shortest suitable walking distance) and to secondary pupils who live 3 miles or more from their local secondary school (by the recognised shortest suitable walking distance).

This policy remains more generous than that prescribed by statute and may be reviewed at any time.

Free transport may also be available on the grounds of a medical condition or in cases where a family has moved house at a critical stage of education. See the Free School Transport leaflet for details.

If you feel your child qualifies for free school travel and you wish to take advantage of this option, please fill in the school transport application form and return it to the address detailed in the form.

Subsidised transport service

This service is available to secondary school pupils who live between 1.5 and 3 miles from their catchment area school. Pupils can be registered for this service on an annual basis and there are various methods available for payment over the year.

Download further information about the subsidised transport scheme

If you feel your child qualifies for subsidised transport and you wish to take advantage of this option, please fill in the application form and return it to the address detailed in the form.

Privilege seat availability

Subsidised privilege seats may be available, if there is spare capacity on existing school transport contracts.

Download further information about the privilege seat scheme

If you feel your child qualifies for a privilege seat and you wish to take advantage of this option, please fill in the application form and return it to the address detailed in the form.

Should your child suffer an injury which results in a short-term requirement for transport to and from school, it may be possible to arrange this. In the first instance, please contact your child's school. Please note that a letter from their doctor may be required.

School transport survey

Does your child take school transport? Please take our survey to let us know what you think of the service. 

Contact Information

School Transport Section
Council Offices
Greenholm Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 4DJ
Telephone: 01563 576334 / 576324
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