The Plymouth School Transport Team co-ordinates the transport provision for Mill Ford School pupils each morning and afternoon.
As a parent/carer, it is your responsibility to make sure your child gets to and from school. However, you can request free school transport up to year 11 if your child qualifies for this. Details of qualifying criteria and a link to the form to make a transport application can be found in this link:
Transport is provided in a variety of ways, minibus, taxi, bus passes and petrol allowance (an allowance which enables you as the parent/carer to take your child to school in your own transport). School transport will allocate a form of transport from the information you provide about your child on the application form.
Transport applications can take up to 30 days to process so we encourage new families to complete the online application form as soon as you hear your child has been offered a place at Mill Ford.
Post 16 students.
If your child has previously had school transport, you will need to make a new application prior to them moving into Post 16.
Please be aware that even if your child has been provided with school transport in year 11, your application for Post 16 transport may still take up to 30 days to process. Therefore we encourage you to fill the form before the end of the school year to ensure that everything is ready for return in September.
Also be aware that if they are eligible for transport, transport for Post 16 students isn’t free. The cost for the 2021/2022 academic year is £502 which can be paid by credit/debit card or direct debit installments.
Applications can be made following this link:
For families who may struggle to afford this expense, many students in Post 16 are eligible for a bursary to help with transport and other costs.