At Castle School, staff can support you and your child to find the most appropriate and safe way to get to school. We think it’s important to review transport options regularly, recognising that being confident with transporting ourselves is a huge part of the learning journey. We can offer independent travel training for those who need it. Please click below on some of the options available for your child when attending school with us…

Many pupils get to our schools and provisions by using Derby City bus services. During your induction you will talk through how to apply for a bus pass, a refund of fares or whether other options of transport would more suitable.

Some pupils who attend our School may be entitled to a taxi to transport them. During your induction staff will be able to advise on parent/carer app-lication process with the local authority. Castle School will sometimes commission taxis to transport pupils to alternative provisions.

Castle School has a minibus and school car. These are used by designated drivers to deliver pupils to alternative provision or to conduct home visits.

We encourage inde-pendent transport to school as we recognise the value of this particularly in years 10 and 11 as our pupils pre-pare themselves for leaving school and moving on to post 16 education.

Home to School Travel Service – 2023 – 2024


What help with home to school transport is available?

Home to School Travel Service Bulletin (February 2023) outlines the types of travel assistance available for eligible pupils aged 5 – 16 (pre-16) & 16 -19 (post-16).

Travel assistance for pre-16

Travel assistance for post-16

For further information visit Home to school travel – Derby City Council