Transport for School

Gateshead Council is committed to providing a safe reliable service for the transport of children from their home to their school where they have been designated as having additional needs and they have successfully applied for assistance with transport. This also includes the safety and welfare of operators, drivers and escorts providing this service. Assistance may be in the form of a taxi, minibus or tail-hoist vehicle for wheelchair access, depending on the provision required. It may also take the form of a bus pass.

Gateshead Council recently consulted on some proposed changes to its home to school travel and post 16 travel policies. These changes have now been approved by Cabinet.

The home to school travel policy will come into effect from next Sept 2018 and the post 16 travel policy will came into effect from Sept 2017.

Full details of these changes can be found in Gateshead LA Local Offer from the link: Travel News June 2017


Please contact Gateshead School Transport for all information and further communication on 0191 4337474