Public transport initiatives

Information on schemes, projects and campaigns about using public transport to travel to and from school.

School Travel Party Scheme (all schools)

Schools within a London borough can benefit from free off-peak school group travel from Monday to Friday.

UpGrade (all year 6 and 7 schools)

UpGrade provides a suite of resources with a wealth of useful tips, advice and information for parents/carers, teachers and pupils to ensure a safe, happy and sustainable transition from primary to secondary school.

To make sure your school community is kept informed of the latest resources and tools, please visit the UpGrade website.

11-15 Oyster photocard (all schools)

Children over 10 years and 11 months are eligible for an Oyster ZIP card. It entitles you to free travel on the bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and some National Rail services.

Any child under 10 who is travelling without an adult or looks older than 10 years is also advised to apply for an Oyster photo card. They may need a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard to travel free or at child rate.

Many schools in the borough have Zip card application forms available from the school office or to collect from their reception information area.  Alternatively please go to the TfL website for information on how to apply.

Updated: 6 November 2014