Publication - Advice and guidance

School transport guidance 2021

Published: 2 Sep 2021
From:
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education, Transport
ISBN:
9781802012996

This document updates the guidance to local authorities about the provision of school transport and replaces the School Transport Guidance Circular issued in 2003 (Circular No 7/2003 ).

School transport guidance 2021
Footnotes

Footnotes

1. The term used in the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 is "education authority" however that term is defined in section 135 of that Act to mean a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 – which is a local authority when they are exercising education functions. The term which is used in this document is "local authority".

2. https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20170106194918/http:/www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/Parents/transport/transport-guidance

3. Section 51 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980:- https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/44/section/51

4. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/6116/improving_school_transport_safety_-_guide_-_final.pdf

5. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/44/section/30

6. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/44/section/51

7. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2017/7/enacted

8. School authorities are defined in section 3(1) of the 2017 Act as an education authority, the managers of a grant-aided school, or the proprietor of an independent school.

9. https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/seat-belts-on-school-transport-scotland-act-2017-guidance/

10. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1993/176/contents/made

11. The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 and the Schools (Safety and Supervision of Pupils) (Scotland) Regulations 1990:- http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1990/295/contents/made

12. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/44/section/42

13. The appropriate catchment school may be the catchment of Gaelic Medium Education or denominational school.

14. http://www.gaidhlig.scot/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Statutory-Guidance-for-Gaelic-Education.pdf

15. https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20180519084136/http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2004/12/20444/48969

16. https://www.rospa.com/rospaweb/docs/advice-services/road-safety/practitioners/minibus-code-of-practice.pdf

17. https://www.gov.scot/publications/respect-national-approach-anti-bullying-scotlands-children-young-people/

18. www.respectme.org.uk

19. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

20. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/multipage-guide/reasonable-adjustments-practice

21. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2000/1970/contents/made

22. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/sdsi/2012/9780111016718/contents

23. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/sdsi/2012/9780111016718/regulation/5

24. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/20113/j448711.pdf

25. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/38640/20-mph-good-practice-guide-update-version-2-28-june-2016.pdf

26. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/54/contents

27. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/27/contents

28. https://tsrgd.co.uk/pdf/tsrgd/tsrgd2016.pdf

29. The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Unlawful Requests for Scheme Records) (Prescribed Circumstances) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/194).

30. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/42287/seat-belts-on-school-transport-scotland-act-2017-guidance.pdf

31. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/2280/made

32. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/33649/long-term-vison-for-active-travel-in-scotland-2030.pdf

33. https://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-us/our-work-in-scotland/

34. https://www.cycling.scot/bikeability-scotland

35. https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/about-us/scotland

36. https://roadsafety.scot/

37. https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/education-and-learning/eco-schools/green-flag-award/ten-topics/transport/

38. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/contents/made

39. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2003/212/contents/made

40. https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20180205223701/http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2003/04/16936/21248

41. http://switchoffandbreathe.org/schools/

42. http://www.scottishairquality.scot/education/

43. http://www.learnaboutair.com/

44. https://www.gov.scot/publications/cleaner-air-scotland-2-towards-better-place-everyone/

45. Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 (legislation.gov.uk)

46. https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-learning-estate-strategy-connecting-people-places-learning/

47. https://www.gov.scot/publications/condition-core-facts-publication/

48. https://www.gov.scot/publications/suitability-core-facts-publication/

49. https://www.scottishfuturestrust.org.uk/page/education

50. https://www.ads.org.uk/schools_designservice/

51. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2019/13/contents/enacted

52. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-reducing-the-risks-in-schools/pages/overview/


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