Sandwell Council House reception will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May

The main reception at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May due to Annual Council. The reception will re-open as normal at 9am on Wednesday 22 May. Access council services online →

Help with school travel costs

If your child has a long journey to school, we may be able to help them to get there and back. This will usually mean that we help with costs towards a bus pass.

If you live in Sandwell then, our home to school transport policy will give you more information about the circumstances in which we will provide free home to school transport

How do I apply?

Complete an application form.

Complete all relevant sections and attach all supporting documents we have asked for (photocopies are accepted). Please return your completed application to the address shown on the form.

Your application will be delayed if you don't supply the right documents.

More information

If you need any further information please call us on 0121 569 8331.

For students over 16

We no longer provide travel assistance to students over the age of 16.

Students should speak to their schools/colleges about the availability of the 16-19 bursary funds.


Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy for Schools in Sandwell (SMOTS)

The Education and Inspections Act (2006) has placed a duty on local authorities to achieve sustainable school travel and requires the production of a strategy to ensure that this occurs.

Satisfying requirements largely depends on schools setting up, monitoring and reviewing School Travel Plans (STP), with assistance being provided by local authorities in terms of travel assistance, road safety training and advice on how to develop STPs. 

A number of different initiatives and input from various agencies is available to assist with making journeys to school safer, healthier and more sustainable. 

The Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy for Schools in Sandwell (widely referred to as SMOTS) is a document that states how local authorities aim to satisfy the requirements of the Act.  Sandwell's annual SMOTS update has been carried out recently.