You are responsible for ensuring the necessary transport arrangements are made so that your children can attend school.

If your child is assessed as eligible for transport assistance, they may receive transport organised by Cambridgeshire County Council or a Personal Transport Budget (PTB).

We hope the following information will be helpful to you in determining whether your child is eligible and if they are, what the option for transport are.

Council Organised Transport

Where eligible, the Council may provide transport. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis and is dependent on the student’s need. The transport provided may be a bus, minibus, taxi, or bus pass for use on public transport. Where it is required, a Personal Assistant may also be provided to travel with them.

Personal Transport Budget (PTB)

A Personal Transport Budget is an alternative to Council Organised Transport and gives families the freedom and flexibility to make their own transport arrangements and receive a personal payment. Many families prefer PTBs to council organised transport.

Personal Transport Budgets are an option for eligible students, with the value based on the distance being travelled.


Eligibility for free transport falls into 4 main categories;

  • Mainstream Transport
  • SEND Transport
  • Post 16 Transport
  • Transport for children in the care of the local authority

Please see below for further details on each area.

School Transport: Mainstream

School Transport: Special Educational Needs (SEND)


Personal Transport Budgets