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Guidance: Free school travel: funding allocations

Department For Education

October 16
10:45 2020

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Allocations for extended rights to free travel and general duty to promote sustainable travel: 2017 to 2021 shows how much funding local authorities have received for free school travel in each financial year from 2017 to 2021.

Local authorities use this funding to pay for home-to-school travel for children from low income families, as required by the Education Act 1996. Further information is available in the Home to school travel and transport statutory guidance.

Funding is paid directly from DfE to local authorities in monthly instalments as a Section 31 grant.

Additional school and college transport capacity funding allocations for the autumn term shows the funding local transport authorities will receive to support additional dedicated school and college transport for the autumn term. This is due to current social distancing requirements on public transport during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Local transport authorities can use this funding to procure additional coach capacity or other transport.

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Home to school travel team

Published 17 December 2014
Last updated 16 October 2020 +show all updates
  1. 'Additional school and college transport capacity funding allocations for the autumn term updated to reflect additional funding allocations for the second half of the autumn term.

  2. Added: Additional school and college transport capacity funding allocations up to October 2020 half term.

  3. Updated to include the grant allocations for 2020 to 2021.

  4. Updated with 2019 to 2020 funding allocations.

  5. Updated funding allocation spreadsheet.

  6. Updated allocations for extended rights to free travel and general duty to promote sustainable travel, to reflect 2015 to 2019. Updated grant determination letter for 2018 to 2019.

  7. Updated page with 2017 to 2018 allocations.

  8. Updated allocations document to include data for the 2016 to 2017 financial year; added grant determination letter.

  9. First published.

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