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Apply online for school transport

You can apply for school transport, change your address and cancel your transport arrangements using the forms below. If you are not sure which form to complete, or would like a copy of any of these forms posted to you, please email school.transport@bedford.gov.uk.

Please note that once a request for transport is approved, our client transport team will try to ensure transport is arranged within 10 working days.  

Application forms are also available from Reception at Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK40 2AP or Customer Service Centre, 2 Horne Lane, Bedford, MK40 1SJ.

If you have applied for a school place for your child as part of the standard admission rounds, either starting school or transfer, your information will automatically be passed to us from the School Admissions Team. If your child meets the eligibility criteria in our school transport policy, we will allocate them to transport and you do not need to apply here. We will write to you prior to the date your child is eligible for transport to confirm your child’s entitlement and transport arrangements.

Home to school transport related to family income

If your child is of statutory school age and entitled to free school meals, or your family is in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit, you may be entitled to free home to school transport. Please click the link below to view the guidance notes and complete the application form online for the 2020/21 academic year.

Apply for home to school transport related to family income  

Mainstream post-statutory school age transport (Post-16)

Students of post statutory school age may be entitled to assistance with travel arrangements to school 6th forms. Please click the link below to view the guidance notes and complete the application form online for the 20/21 academic year.

Apply for post statutory school age transport

If you wish to pay for post statutory school age transport by monthly Direct Debit, you must complete and return a Direct Debit Mandate. Please note a hard copy of a Direct Debit mandate is required, you cannot submit this online or by email.

Download the Direct Debit Form

Starting school mid year 

If your child starts school after the start of the academic year and you think you may be eligible for free home to school transport in accordance with the above guidance, please click the link below to complete the application form online.

Starting school mid year

Changing address

If a pupil is already receiving school transport and moves address, please click the link below to complete the application form online.

Home to school transport change of address 

Leaving the school 

For pupils who no longer require transport due to leaving the school, please click the link below to complete the application form online.

Cancellation of transport arrangements 

Replacement school travel pass

This form should be completed for a replacement travel pass due to loss or damage. There is currently a charge of £10 for replacement travel passes.

Apply for a replacement school travel pass

Apply for SEND transport

You can apply for send transport here.