Travel assistance

Travel assistance for children with SEN


If your child has special educational needs and is unable to make their journey from home to school without help, we may provide transport assistance.

Read our home to school transport policy first to see if you should apply and then complete our Apply for SEN travel assistance online form. A decision will be made as quickly as possible.

Service details

Once an application has been approved, we aim to start provision within ten working days. In most cases, we can start provision much more quickly.

The provision may be in the form of:

  • Payment of a mileage allowance
  • Independent travel training
  • Provision of a bus or train pass or
  • Provision of a place on a vehicle. 

More information on the types of assistance we provide, together with details of what we expect from you and what you can expect from us, can be found in the Parents’ Guide to Transport


If your application for travel assistance is not approved, you have a right of appeal. More information on the appeals process and how to apply.

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