Apply for SEN transport - children with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities
There is no automatic entitlement for pupils with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of Special Educational Needs. However, transport can be provided if you live further than the statutory walking distances (mentioned in the Home to School Transport section 1 above) and:
- attend their nearest or catchment mainstream school.
- attend the nearest suitable special school, which has been agreed by us as being able to meet their needs and named in their EHCP
- it has not already been agreed as part of your EHCP that transport is parental responsibility.
If your child lives under the statutory walking distance but their needs would mean it was unsafe for them to walk even when accompanied by an appropriate adult, then transport may also be provided. Written evidence from your doctor or hospital will be required for either you or your child.
Please ensure you have any supporting evidence to hand before completing the application as you are unable to submit the application without this documentation.
Please be aware that if a student has a qualifying medical need you may be able to apply for a disabled persons bus pass from our Public Transport Team. If you are eligible for such a pass, you will be expected to use it to travel between home and college on public transport where appropriate.