Special Education Needs Home to School Transport

Eligibility 

To meet the needs of individual children we offer home to school transport for children with special educational needs -

  • if it is decided during the Education, Health, Care Plan (EHCP) assessment process that transport is necessary to meet the child’s needs
  • an appropriate school is close to the child’s home

If transport is not specified as a special educational need, we consider transport under the general criteria as for other children.

How to apply

If it is decided during the Education, Health, Care Plan (EHCP) assessment process that transport is necessary to meet the child's needs the following application should be completed.

 

 

Your completed form can be -

Alternatively you can organise to meet your Connexions Adviser. 

Find out more about Connexions

The needs of each individual child are specific to the child and when organising home to school transport the school transport team do attempt to meet those needs. In many cases where appropriate it is expected that children do share transport to maximise cost effectiveness.

In all cases the child's needs are reviewed and if necessary, reassessed at each annual EHCP review of the plan where it is decided that - 

  • a transport need is now required
  • a transport need previously identified should be modified
  • transport is no longer required

Post 16 Special Education Needs Home to School Transport 

Students who have special transport needs resulting from their Special Educational Needs or Disability may be provided with transport assistance to and from college or sixth form school once they are 16 and over the compulsory school age.
 
To meet the needs of individual children home to school transport for children with special educational needs is provided -

  • if it is decided during the Education, Health, Care Plan (EHCP) assessment process that transport is necessary to meet the child’s needs
  • an appropriate Post 16 provider is close to the child’s home 

We agreed a new policy in April 2014 which is reviewed annually.

 

 

Post 16 bursaries

If your child requires special needs travel assistance and your family is on a low income you can apply for a post 16 bursary. If this does not apply in line with policy statement a contribution for the first £330 of the cost of travel would be required from the student or parent or carer. We would continue to meet the cost of the transport beyond the initial contribution or take receipt of the post 16 provider bursary funding when assessing an individual's funding arrangements.

Find out more about post 16 bursary funding