Statutory guidance

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. It is issued under the duties placed on the Secretary of State by sections 508A (7) and 508D (1) of the Education Act 1996. It replaces the previous Home to School Travel and Transport Guidance from 2014.

Local authorities are under a duty to have regard to this guidance when carrying out their duties in relation to:

  • arrangements for travel to school for children of compulsory school age;
  • the promotion of sustainable travel to school (this duty applies in relation to young people of sixth form age as well as children of compulsory school age).