We provide free transport to and from school for eligible pupils.
The Council provides free home to school transport for:
At present, we have a more generous policy than we are legally obliged to provide. We may change this policy at any time.
We may make arrangements for free home to school transport for children with additional support needs. Find our more about transport for children with additional support needs.
If your child requires school transport in medical grounds, you must submit a request in writing. Please include a medical certificate from your GP or medical consultant to support your application. The request may be assessed by a community medical officer.
Please complete the online application form. More information is available in the information leaflet.
If you are successful you will receive an email or letter with details of the pupil’s school transport when the pupil is allocated.
If you haven't received an email or letter please email email@example.com.
Once you have been successful we will automatically re-issue passes at the start of each school year.
There are certain times when free transport may not be provided. Pupils not automatically entitled to school transport include:
We do not provide transport for pupils in receipt of a placing request other than in exceptional circumstances. Therefore, you should make the necessary transport arrangements to make sure your child gets to school safely.
'Privilege' or spare seats may be available for children who are not entitled to free school transport. However, this privilege will be removed if needed by a child with full entitlement. You must apply for a privilege seat at the start of each school session by writing the Educational Services.
If you live outside West Dunbartonshire then apply to your Council for free transport.
You can appeal our decision by writing to:
Senior Education Officer
Education, Learning and Attainment
West Dunbartonshire Council
16 Church Street
Please include the reason you wish to appeal the decision.
Application for a transport contract
Information on how to apply for mainstream and additional support needs transport contracts in West Dunbartonshire.