Local Offer - travel and transport

Having the right information about transport and the range of options available can make a huge difference. This section of the Local offer has information about some of the options available.

SEND home to school travel

SEND home to school travel and transport (0 – 16)

For most children, getting to school is a reasonable and safe walking experience. However, for some children this might not be possible and so we will need to make arrangements to provide travel assistance. This section provides information about our SEN transport policy and how you can apply for assistance.

Local authorities remain under a statutory duty to provide free home to school transport for all eligible children of compulsory school age.

SEND transport – Covid government guidance

Our SEND transport team continue to work with parents/carers, children and young people and staff in reviewing and adapting our transport advice and arrangements to meet the current needs of users during Covid 19 restrictions and the latest government guidance.

This latest guidance from the Department for Education, home to school transport team includes advice about how we should manage capacity, social distancing and support our students and transport providers in staying safe from Covid19.

Learn more about how we are following the latest government guidelines to manage Covid19 risks. Home to school transport guidance.

SEND travel support for students aged 16 years +

If you're a student aged 16 or over with an EHC plan, you may be eligible for transport assistance and other support for home to education transport. This includes travel training, travel grants and the 16 – 19 Bursary fund.  

Find out about travel support and other options for students aged 16 +

Other community travel schemes and passes

Find a range of travel schemes and passes that might be available to you including. These include our disabled parking and blue badge schemes; freedom passes and travel cards.

Contact: SEN transport team

Tel: 0208 461 7538