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Free school travel in Leeds

Information for residents who live within the Leeds City Council area

Important update: Education Transport staff are following Government guidance are now home working due to Coronavirus. Regretably this means:-

  • we are unable to post out paper forms by request until further notice

  • we are unable to access and process any paper forms sent to our Wellington House office until further notice

We are currently working on an alternative method to accept paper based applications - please frequently re-visit this page to check for updates.


New applications

To make a brand new application, please use the links below. These forms are valid for any school year.

Application for support with home to school travel arrangements [PDF application form to download and print currently unavailable]

Application for assistance with home to school travel for those with SEND [PDF application form to download and print currently unavailable]

Application for support with home to college travel for young people with SEND [PDF application form to download and print currently unavailable]

You must also refer to Leeds Children's Services Transport Policy:

Leeds Children's Services Transport Policy - November 2015

Leeds Children's Services Transport Policy - July 2017 (amended June 2018)

If you would like further information regarding help with travel costs, a paper copy of one of the application forms or a paper copy of the current policy, please call the Education Transport Assessment Team on 0113 348 1121.


Renewals for September 2020

If you wish to renew a 2019-20 zero fare Boarding Pass or School Pass for the new school year 2020-21, the process to follow depends upon the criteria of your award.

Distance award you do not need to do anything as we will take care of your renewal automatically. However, if you have since moved house or changed schools, you must make a new application using the links above.

Low means award, free school meals or working tax credits you do not need to do anything, we will write to you regarding this.


Replace a lost or damaged pass

Telephone 0113 3481121.

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