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Home to School Transport

What do we do?

Every school day, we are responsible for ensuring that thousands of students travel safely from home to school. We arrange and design travel routes, supply suitable vehicles and then monitor all arrangements. We safeguard students by carrying out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, perform vehicle safety-checks and liaise with operators to ensure that journeys run as smoothly as possible.

Two pupils smiling at each other on a bus

Come rain or shine

we do our best to make sure they get there safely

How do we do it?

  • We carry out eligibility assessments, including applications for transport assistance
  • We plan routes and specify appropriate vehicles
  • We tender and enter into contracts to provide school transport
  • We take safeguarding very seriously and put passenger safety at the centre of our services
  • We ensure drivers and passenger assistants complete DBS Enhanced checks and issue a badge to evidence this when our standards are met
  • We monitor the safety, reliability and ongoing suitability of school transport
  • We supply training and ongoing support to contractors
  • We liaise with customers to provide ongoing support
  • We negotiate and arrange payment of school travel expenses
  • We assess available walking routes to schools (AWRs), measure distances and process school transport appeals
  • We advise on home to school transport policy, assess the impact of legislative change and local changes to entitlement criteria
  • We manage School Crossing Patrols

What do our customers have to say?

“We have TSS fleet vehicles that bring our pupils to school and take them home daily. The drivers are always courteous and friendly. The drivers and office staff work closely with us as we often have complex requests and some pupils can display challenging behaviour. TSS always strives to come up with workable solutions and do their best to accommodate our requests. The vehicles are clean and staff are very helpful”.