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School travel: help for parents and pupils

We encourage schools to implement measures that promote sustainable travel to and from school. These measures are often formalised in a school travel plan.

We support schools by providing information and resources, running campaigns and incentive schemes. We also undertake highway improvements, which encourage sustainable travel modes.

Cycling

You can plan a cycle journey to school by using the Google journey planning option. Go to Google maps, select 'get directions' and click on the bicycle logo. You can then enter your start and end points and Google will plan your journey using the available traffic-free cycle network.

For information on Bikeability cycle training courses, please visit our cycling safety training page.

Walking

If you don’t have time to walk your children to school, perhaps there is a friend or neighbour with children at the same school and your child could walk with them. Better still, talk to your school about setting up a walking bus (a group of children walking to school, supervised by at least 2 adults).

Buses

If it’s too far to walk, visit our page about buses to see if public transport could be a solution for you.

Rail

The Rail Delivery Group have announced they will be launching a new railcard specifically for 16 to 17 year olds towards the end of August.

The card will cost £30 for a year and entitle the user to half-price fares.

There will be far fewer restrictions on the use of this card compared to the current 16 to 25 railcard.

We will publish more details as they become available.  In the meantime, you can contact the National Rail customer contact centre.

Free school transport

If you think your child may be entitled to free school transport, visit our school transport pages.

Help for young people with additional needs

What is Travel Training?

Travel training is designed to help young people get more from life by giving them the confidence to travel independently.

Being able to access public transport helps them make their own choices about how they live and what they want to achieve.

Travel training can help overcome barriers to:

  • independent journeys to school/college
  • employment
  • social Inclusion
  • access to leisure facilities

How we help

Our trainers are there to help develop skills such as:

  • coping with traffic on major roads, with and without pedestrians crossing
  • confidence in using buses and trains
  • how to plan a journey
  • familiarisation of travel routes and timetables
  • identification of landmarks
  • where to get help
  • personal safety
  • money skills

Who we help

We work with young people under the age of 18 years, who have additional needs with an education statement. We can help prepare participants for travel on journeys to school, sixth form or college.

Help is also available on walking routes.

Contact us

Our team of specialist Travel Trainers cover the whole of Bracknell.

For further details on the Travel Training Scheme or to apply for training, please contact by:

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