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School Transport

From: Department of Education and Skills

Description

The school transport schemes support transport to and from school for;

  • Children who live remote from their nearest primary and post-primary school and;
  • Children with special educational needs.

Bus Éireann operates the school transport schemes on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills.

On-Line Applications 2020/21 / Tickets

To use school transport scheme services, pupils must be in possession of a valid ticket for travel.

Bus Éireann’s on-line application system for school transport is now open for the 2020/21 school year. The closing date for school transport applications is Friday, 24 April, 2020.

Apply on-line now at www.buseireann.ie\schooltransport

Primary School Transport

The primary school transport scheme supports the transport to and from school of children who live more than 3.2 kilometres from and are attending their nearest primary school.

For information on the scheme, including eligibility criteria see:

Primary School Transport Scheme

This document provides detailed information on the Primary School Transport Scheme.

Download

How to Apply

Apply online to Bus Éireann at www.buseireann.ie or by contacting your Local Bus Éireann office

Applications should be made by the last Friday in April each year.

Post-primary School Transport

The Post-primary school transport scheme supports the transport to and from school of children who live more than 4.8 kilometres from and are attending their nearest post-primary education centre/school, subject to the following limited exceptions relating to ethos and language:

  • Children who, for reasons of their religious ethos, choose to attend their nearest minority religion denominational school may be eligible for school transport to that school, even if it is not their nearest school.
  • Children who choose to attend their nearest all-Irish school/unit may be eligible for school transport to that school/unit, even if it is not their nearest school.
  • Children who choose to attend their nearest all-English school/unit may be eligible for school transport to that school/unit, even if it is not their nearest school.

For information on the scheme, including eligibility criteria see:

Post Primary School Transport Scheme

This document provides detailed information on the Post Primary School Transport Scheme.

Download

How to Apply

Apply online to Bus Éireann at www.buseireann.ie or by contacting your Local Bus Éireann office

Applications should be made by the last Friday in April each year.

Children with Special Educational Needs

The school transport scheme supports the transport to and from school of children with special educational needs arising from a diagnosed disability.

For information on the scheme, including eligibility criteria see:

School transport scheme for children with special educational needs arising from a diagnosed disability

Information on the scheme including eligibility criteria

Download

How to Apply

Click here to download Application for School Transport for Children with Special Educational Needs

Application forms should be completed and signed by the parent, school principal and the Special Education Needs Organiser [SENO].

Appeals

Parents or pupils who have reached 18 years may appeal a decision made by the Department under the terms of the school transport schemes and/or grant aid under the terms of the school transport schemes. See the School Transport Appeals website

Contact

School Transport

Address:
School Transport, Department of Education & Skills, Portlaoise Road, Tullamore, Offaly, R35 Y2N5

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