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Transport Policy - Definition of Criteria

A suitable school is deemed to be:

The LEA is not responsible for the cost of transport:

Age Criteria

The LEA is required to provide free transport for eligible pupils of compulsory school age.

The LEA does not provide transport for pupils attending Nursery School or Nursery Classes at the age of three. Transport is provided from the commencement of school year in which the child attains the age of five.

Post 16 Course Criteria

The LEA presently provides transport to the nearest educational establishment that, in the judgement of the LEA, provides a reasonable range of courses suitable to the abilities, aptitudes and requirements of an individual pupil. The courses should be at a higher level than the previous one, for instance, GCSE retakes would not usually qualify for assistance.

Transport would be available to the nearest institution offering "A" level courses which matched core and foundation subjects in the National Curriculum including Music and Art.

Transport will only be provided for an individual to an educational establishment that is not the nearest if, in the judgement of the LEA there is considerable variation between a pupil's requested course and the course on offer at the nearest institution.