Department For Education
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.