Pupils up to year 11 can be granted assistance with travel. In some circumstances, assistance with travel can be granted to children attending a maintained school between reception class age and 16 (at the end of Year 11).

Children under the age of 18 are able to travel for free if they travel by bus or tram within the Transport for London area. Children under 11 also travel free on the London Underground, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail if they are accompanied by an adult or with a 5-10 zip oyster photocard.  More details on the free concessions can be found by accessing the Transport for London website.

As such, the majority of Sutton pupils between reception class age and 16 (at the end of Year 11) will not require additional travel assistance to travel to school. However there will be some pupils within that age range who have to travel on alternative forms of transport, or by bus outside the Transport for London area. Where the school attended is not accessible within a time tabled journey of less than 45 minutes to a Primary School, or 75 minutes to a Secondary School by which the Transport for London free travel concession applies throughout the entirety of the journey, assistance may be available. 

Sustainable travel

All Councils have a duty to encourage and facilitate pupils to travel to school in a way that is environmentally sustainable. Sutton works with all schools in the borough to help them do this in accordance with Sutton's School Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy.

Contact us

If you need any assistance please contact: 

Travel Assistance (Transport) – Cognus