Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Education Transport Team - BCP Council

Education Transport Team - BCP Council logo

We are the first point of contact for information about home to school transport for families living in BCP Council.

Transport assistance is provided for pupils living within the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area who meet eligibility criteria. Click here for further information.

We have a new Home to School Transport app to make the whole application process far easier for you. It will allow you to track the progress of your application as it is assessed by BCP Council colleagues. You will receive email notifications at key stages of your assessment process. To apply please use the link below.

Home to School Transport App

You can also apply by completing the travel assistance form if you meet the criteria.

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Venue/Contact Details
Area coverage
BCP Area
See Journey Planner on the right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Majority of services are provided free where there is an entitlement under policy. Some transport services attract a charge, although a parent?s income is taken into account when considering whether or not to apply the charge.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 5 years to 16 years
Referral process:
  • Contact by telephone, e-mail or application form.
SEND Local Offer SEND

We provide transport assistance for children and young people with SEN or Disabilities up to age 25, where they meet the eligibility criteria. This transport is provided free for most families, but some will be asked to make a contribution towards the cost. The transport provision will be tailored to the needs of the young person.

Please refer to the Home to School Transport pages for more detailed information, or contact the Education Transport Team for further advice.

Customers can contact us by email. They can also visit us in person. To apply for Free School Meals or transport assistance, an application form must be completed - we can help with this if needed. Application forms can be sent out on request or downloaded.

The service is limited by age (up to age 25) and no transition is available after that.