Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away last night.

Read our tribute.

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Schools, education & childcare Apply for a secondary school travel pass

Who can get one

These children may be able to get a free pass:

  • Manchester residents at a state funded Manchester secondary school more than 3 miles but less than 15 miles from home if there is no nearer, similar school.
  • Manchester residents at a school outside Manchester between 3 and 15 miles from their home if there is no nearer, similar school.
  • Manchester residents at state funded secondary schools less than 3 miles from home if the child could not be expected to walk the route and there's no suitable school within walking distance.
  • Children who have ever been 'looked after' by Manchester City Council, including children in care, fostered or adopted, whose school is more than 2 miles from their home.
  • Children in year 10 or 11 who have recently moved to Manchester and want to stay at a school outside Manchester that is 3 to 15 miles from their home.
  • Children with a statement of special educational needs – but contact us on 0161 219 6400 before applying.
  • Children, at a non faith school more than 2 but less than 6 miles from home, who get free school meals, or whose parents get maximum Working Tax Credits if there are less than 3 nearer similar schools nearby.
  • Children at a faith school that is more than 2 but less than 15 miles from home who get free school meals, or whose parents get maximum Working Tax Credits and there are less that 3 schools for the same faith nearer to home.
  • Some children in temporary or homeless families accommodation.

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