School Transport Mainstream Schools
Information regarding School Transport for Mainstream Schools
Sections 42 and 51 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 require education authorities to provide free transport to a child's catchment school where the walking distance from home is defined as 3 miles or over for all children over eight and 2 miles for children under eight.
When a child does not qualify for free transport, it is parental responsibility to ensure the child arrives to and from school safely. When a child uses school transport the parent is responsible to see the child arrives and boards the bus in the morning safely and alights the bus in the afternoon.
When children travel to school on school transport, they are expected to adopt an acceptable standard of conduct. Conduct on school buses is the responsibility of the individual pupils and their parents.
West Lothian Council is committed to providing a high level service to its customers and your feedback is important. We would appreciate if you could complete these surveys regarding the home to school transport service.