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What about the safety of walked routes?
Where parents live within the minimum qualifying distance - two miles for primary aged children and three miles for secondary aged children - it is normally their responsibility to make whatever arrangements they consider necessary for their child to travel to and from school.
Transport may be provided for pupils living under the qualifying distance in some circumstances. This will include:
*Decisions about the safety of walked routes follow the guidelines on the Assessment of Walked Routes to School, published by Road Safety GB in June 2011. These Guidelines assume that the child is accompanied as necessary by a normal caring parent or other responsible person.
** Not possible does not mean not convenient to parents (i.e. due to work commitments)
If we assess that a route is safe for a child to walk, accompanied as necessary, then you are responsible for deciding how your child will travel to school, for making any necessary arrangements and for any costs. This may be in any way that you feel is appropriate for your child for example walking, cycling, using a bus.