School Transport

Since March 2012, applications for school transport must be made online through the Bus Eireann or Department of Education and Skills websites. 

The website addresses are:

www.buseireann.ie/  (Services and Destinations tab)  www.education.ie (School Transport Tab)

For the purposes of completing the application, the School Roll Number of Scariff Community College is 70900I. 

NB It will only be necessary to complete forms in respect of students applying for post primary school transport for the first time.

The following changes have been made by Bus Eireann for 2012/2013:

From the commencement of the 2012/13 school year, the use of the Catchment Boundary Area (CB) System as a means of determining eligibility will cease for all pupils newly entering post primary school.

  • From the 2012/13 school year, school transport eligibility for all pupils newly entering a post primary school will be determined by reference to the distance they reside from their nearest Post-Primary Education Centre having regard to ethos and language.
  • To be considered eligible for school transport, pupils must reside 4.8 kilometres or more from and be attending their nearest Post-Primary Education Centre, as determined by the Department and Bus Éireann, having regard to ethos and language.
  • Pupils who are not eligible for school transport, under the above criteria, may apply for concessionary transport subject to a number of terms and conditions. These concessionary pupils will not be exempt from paying the annual charge nor will they count for the establishment or retention of a service.

All queries regarding school transport should be directed to the School Transport Section of the Bus Eireann office in Limerick.  The telephone number is 061 217484.