Applications are now open for free school transport in South Ayrshire. 

Eligible primary school children must live more than two miles walking distance from their catchment primary school using the shortest safe walking route

Eligible secondary pupils must live three or more miles from their catchment secondary school using the shortest safe walking route.

Children may also have been recommended for free school transport as a result of health issues which may prevent them walking to school safely.

Applications on health grounds must be supported by a letter from your child's own doctor which can be emailed to

If a child is attending school as a result of a successful placing request no transport will be provided.

Applications must be made by April for children starting primary or secondary school later this year.

Free school transport normally covers one journey to school in the morning from the child's main address and home at the end of the school day.

Parents of the pupils wishing to return home for lunch are responsible for making their own arrangements.

Special arrangements are made locally, where possible, for the pupils taking part in school activities after the end of the normal school day.

For more information and to apply, go to