This topic covers the provision of home-to-school transport arising from local authorities’ obligations as set out in the Education Act 1996; also organised school trips. Buses carrying schoolchildren must meet, in specific circumstances, requirements in respect of signage and the fitment of seat belts; some school bus operations also qualify as regulated activity in respect of the checks managed by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). School buses owned and operated by local authorities are subject to a revised licensing regime.

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