Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

School transport

School signHow to apply for school transport

If your child requires transport to school from August 2020, you will be able apply using our new online application form. This will be available and linked on this page by June 2020.

The new online form will also be promoted using the following channels:

2019/20 school transport invoices

Due to the schools closing on Friday 20 March 2020, it has been confirmed that subsidised school transport invoices will be credited for the time that they are closed.

Parents and carers are asked to cancel any standing orders for their school transport invoices.

All debt recovery has been suspended on these invoices until further notice.

We will be in touch with parents and carers soon regarding overpayments or underpayments.

Free transport

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. Download the Free School Transport leaflet (PDF 331 Kb) 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 Online School Transport Application.

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 Online School Transport Application.

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 Online School Transport Application.

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
Kirkstyle Campus
Carron Avenue
Kilmarnock
KA1 3NF
Telephone: 01563 576334