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Every school day, we are busy making it possible for thousands of students to travel safely between home and school.

We arrange and design travel plans, supply suitable vehicles and then monitor all arrangements. We vet drivers, safety-check vehicles and liaise with operators to make sure that journeys run as smoothly as possible.

You can find out more on Cheshire East Council's School Transport pages along with information on how to apply and pay for school transport.

Two pupils smiling at each other on a bus

Come rain or shine

we do our best to make sure they get there safely

  • We plan and specify appropriate vehicles
  • We monitor the safety, reliability and ongoing suitability of school transport
  • We carry out eligibility assessments, including applications for transport assistance
  • We assess available walking routes (AWRs), measure distances and process school transport appeals
  • We also advise on home to school transport policy, assess the impact of legislative change and changes to entitlement, etc.
  • We negotiate and arrange payment of school travel expenses
  • We tender and enter into contracts to provide school transport
  • We liaise with customers, providing named contact support
  • We supply training and ongoing support to contractors
  • We take safeguarding very seriously and manage all referrals relating to transport, drivers and passenger assistants
  • We vet drivers and passenger assistants and carry out Disclosure and Barring Service assessments
  • We also manage School Crossing Patrols