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Transport Policy

The Local Education Authority is required to determine whether the provision of transport for pupils of compulsory school age is necessary to facilitate the attendance at a designated school of the pupil concerned. If such transport is deemed necessary then the transport must be provided free of charge.

There is no free transport for any children of nursery school age.

Transport Criteria for the Minimum (Statutory) Provision

The LEA provides free transport:

Extensions Beyond the Minimum (Statutory) Provision

The LEA provides free transport for pupils of compulsory school age:

Concessionary Seats

The LEA may provide concessionary transport, at a cost, where a pupil does not qualify on the above criteria but can be placed on an existing contract transport route that has empty seats. In these circumstances:

Under the Transport Act 1995, however, concessionary fares cannot be made available where public service transport runs along a school route at convenient times for the start and finish of the school day.

The LEA will assist with travelling expenses for parents of pupils who have been placed by a Statement of special educational needs, at a residential special school which is more than 100 miles from their home. Such expenses will be offered to parents who wish to attend the statutory Annual Review meeting, by what is considered to be the most cost effective way. They will include:

Assistance may also be given when a pupil who normally travels in a vehicle provided for a group, is unable to travel at the same time as the group because of his/her ill health. Medical certification will be required.

The LEA will not normally assist with travelling expenses for other functions or meetings.