Home to School/College Travel and Transport Policy Consultation

Closed 15 Dec 2019

Opened 23 Sep 2019


Surrey County Council undertook a twelve week public consultation on proposals to change the Council’s Home to School/College Travel and Transport policies.  The online consultation was open from 23 September until 15 December 2019 and face to face engagement events took place during that period.

Following the conclusion of the consultation process a Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning Decision was published on Friday, 31 January 2020. The decision sheet and accompanying information, is available through this link.

In summary the following key decisions were made by the Cabinet Member:

  1. Surrey County Council will cease to provide free home to school transport to an infant or primary school for a child under the age of five, where a child is likely to be deemed as eligible once they turn five years of age.
  2. Surrey County Council will cease to provide home to school transport at the end of the term in which a child turns 8 where the child has been eligible due to living more than 2 miles but less than 3 miles from their nearest school.
  3. Surrey County Council will cease to provide home to school/college travel assistance for young people ages 17 -18, unless exceptional circumstances apply.   

These decisions form part of Surrey County Council’s new home to school/college travel and transport policy, which can be found here.

An analysis of consultation responses, Equality Impact Assessment and the Cabinet members report can be found in the related documents section of this page.


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