The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Home to School Transport

    Information from Lincolnshire County Council Website:

    The County Council will provide or pay for transport to a school that is:

    • In the designated transport area (DTA) for the home address and over 4827 metres (3 miles) for secondary school children.
    • Nearer to the home address than the DTA school subject to distance criteria above
    • Within the DTA and less than the statutory walking distance but is on an unsuitable walking route (see below for further information).
    • Allocated by the County Council because there are no places in the DTA school and over three miles from the home address provided this school is the nearest with a place.

    Please note if you live in a town transport will only be provided to the nearest designated transport area school if this is over three miles for secondary schools from the home address. Transport will not be provided if there is a nearer school with a place at the time of the admission application.

    Transport is only provided at each end of the school day and the transport arrangements (e.g. the bus service or type of transport) can change during the period of entitlement.

    Transport is only provided from 1 address - the child’s home address. Transport will not be given from an alternative address. Transport is not available from a childminders address.

    Unsuitable Routes

    Under the home to school transport policy if a child lives less than the statutory walking distance from the DTA school the parent or carer is responsible for their child(ren)’s safety while travelling to and from the school. Therefore they must make arrangements to get their child to school in safety.

    However if you think the route to the school is unsuitable for an accompanied child to walk then contact the Customer Service Centre and request a leaflet that explains the County Council criteria for route suitability.

    If after reading the leaflet you still believe the route is unsuitable according to the County Council’s criteria please complete the form attached to the leaflet and return to the address on the form. We will then arrange for an officer to assess the route and write to you with a decision.

    Grammar School DTA Map as at June 2015 - please see attachment below.

    More information is available on the Lincolnshire County Council website click on the links below:

    FAQs - Secondary School Transport

    16+ Transport

    SEN Transport Information

    1. Grammar-DTA-as-at-June-2015