Post-16 Transport Policy Statement 2021/22

Last updated: 18 June 2021

5. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (aged 16 to 19)

5.1. Criteria for travel assistance for students with Special

Educational Needs and Disabilities

To qualify for travel assistance from the Council, the following criteria will be considered. Transport needs will be assessed as part of the Education, Health and Care Plan annual review process.

Transport assistance is based on travel from the home address, as defined in the Home to School Transport Policy, to the educational placement(s) named in section I of the Education, Health & Care Plan.

  • the student has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) with a named school(s) or educational setting(s).
  • the student is unable to travel on public transport due to their Special Educational Needs, disability or mobility difficulty;
  • the programme of learning is full-time (i.e. at least 540 plus guided learning (planned and funded) hours per year;
  • the student lives more than 3 miles walking distance from the school or educational setting as measured by the Council, or they are unable to walk the distance because of their Special Educational Needs, disability or mobility difficulty