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Children with Special Educational Needs

Students with Special Educational Needs

/cms/sites/default/files/folders/documents/childreneducationandfamilies/educationandlearning/schools/admissionpolicies/TRANS_1718.pdfChildren with a Statement of Special Educational Need or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan receive free travel where one of the following applies:

  1. The school attended is the nearest suitable school or educational placement to their address that has an available place, if the distance from home to school is over the “statutory walking distance” of 3 miles if aged 8 or over or 2 miles if less than aged 8 and of school age.
  1. The school attended is the nearest suitable school or educational placement to their address that has an available place and the distance from home to school is less than the statutory walking distance but it would not be safe for a child accompanied by an adult to walk from the child’s home to the school.
  1. The children concerned are unable to walk to school by reason of their special educational need or, if disabled, their disability or because of a temporary or long term medical condition. Evidence is required from a GP or consultant.

Please see the Home to School Travel Policy for 2017/18 (pdf format, 102Kb) for full details.

Last reviewed
08 September 2017
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