It is important to think about how your child gets to and from school, particularly when applying for school places. Although some children are entitled to free transport to school, many need to make their own way there.
Children who walk or cycle to school tend to be healthier, fitter and more alert in class than children who are driven. In addition, these more sustainable journeys reduce congestion, help combat climate change and reduce air pollution.
Leaving the car at home has real benefits for you and your child.
This summary explains what the council is doing to make this easier, through Bradford’s Sustainable Travel to School Strategy.
A small number of pupils may be eligible for free home to school transport depending on:
You can read more about the Home to School Transport Policy on our website.
It is Bradford Council’s strategy with the help from partner organisations to help make walking, cycling and use of passenger transport a realistic and attractive option for journeys to schools and colleges.
This strategy aims to:
Some examples of school travel work in Bradford can be seen below.
During 2013/14 the Council trained over 1200 children to Bikeability Level 2.
46 schools have been involved in pedestrian skills training and we trained more than 2300 children.
The Metro Junior Safemark programme invited all schools in Bradford to a year 6 transition workshop.
25 schools were involved in playground cycle skills which involved 532 children.
Over fifty 14 – 19 students were travel trained and now travel in a more sustainable way.
Opened new cycling and walking links connecting children to their schools.
Sustrans working with Bradford College to promote cycling
This is a summary of the full Sustainable Travel to School Strategy 2014 -2017.
The full document is published on this page.