Transport for children with Special Educational Needs
Primary and Secondary Aged Pupils
If your child has a statement of Special Educational Needs
School transport may be included as part of the non-educational provisions made for your child as part of their statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) which are set out in part 6 of the statement. If it is then transport will automatically be put in place and you do not need to apply.
If school transport is not included in part 6 of your child's statement of SEN then they may still be entitled under the transport policy provided that they are attending the nearest appropriate school with a place and meet the walking distance criteria. If you believe that your child may be entitled to school transport you should complete a home to school transport application form (Blue - 37422). Please include any relevant information in support of the child’s application.
If your child does not have a statement but does have Special Educational Needs (SEN)
You should complete a home to school transport application form (Blue - 37422) if you want to apply for Home to School Transport. Please include any relevant information in support of the child’s application. Please note that the application will be assessed under the policy in place at the time of application
Post 16 Aged Students With Special Educational Needs
If you have a Statement of SEN and/or attended a Special School, but are now continuing at the Special School, please consult you Additional Needs Caseworker for advice and guidance.
Students who have Special Educational Needs and will be attending college can apply for special transport provision on our application forms. The application must be supported by the student’s Connexions Advisor. The Advisor must write to us explaining the student’s Special Educational Needs, how long transport is required for and when the student will be ready to travel on public transport. If the student has undergone travel training, details should be provided.
Please be advised that transport is only provided at each end of the normal college day. Additional transport will not be provided to suit a student’s individual timetable. If the student is on an individual timetable and needs to travel at other times or remain on the college campus, the responsibility for this is between the college and the parent.
Transport may not be the same as in previous years. You can request that the same transport continue on the application form however, it is not guaranteed that this is what will be provided.
Please note – there is now a charge for all Post 16 students (including students with special educational needs) as a contribution towards the total cost of transport for which they have qualified under the policy.