Travel assistance

Expenses for Home to School Transport for children with SEN - A Personal Travel Budget

Claiming expenses – a Personal Travel Budget

If you are eligible to receive assistance with home to school transport, we are able to agree an annual Personal Travel Budget which will be paid in six equal payments, directly into your bank account at the start of each half term.

A Personal Travel Budget is agreed for the entire school year, and is paid automatically unless your child leaves the school during that year, or you tell us that you no longer want to transport them and receive the funding. This budget is based on the distance from home to school and the number of school days in the academic year (typically 190), and is paid at £0.45 per mile. There is no liability for tax and no effect on any benefits.

If you think you may be interested, please tick the box on the application form and we will contact you to discuss whether this would be suitable for you.

How we work out your mileage allowance

All mileage allowances are based on the shortest return journey between your home and your child’s school, paid at the rate of £0.45 per mile. For example, if the shortest route from your home to your child’s school is 4 miles, we would pay for a return trip of 8 miles in the morning and another round trip of 8 miles in the afternoon.

Reimbursement will be by bank transfer directly to your account, and is usually made in the week before children return to school.