Home to School Travel Consultation 2023

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The Department for Education updated its Home to School Travel Statutory Guidance for Children of Compulsory School Age in June 2023. The council will be updating the Home to School Travel Assistance Policy in line with the revised guidance. The policy was last updated and published in May 2021.

In July 2020, the updated policy and report was presented to the Council's Cabinet. The Cabinet decisions agreed, included the implementation of a parent contribution July 2020 Cabinet Report and Decision.

Please click this link to view the Department for Education Statutory Guidance for Children of Compulsory School Age

There has been no update to Post-16 transport to education and training. Please click this link to view the current guidance Transport to education and training for people aged 16 and over

The Department for Education (“the DfE”) advises councils to consult locally for 28 days on any proposed changes to the policy on school travel arrangements with all interested parties. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 19 January 2024.

The Department for Education updated its Home to School Travel Statutory Guidance for Children of Compulsory School Age in June 2023. The council will be updating the Home to School Travel Assistance Policy in line with the revised guidance. The policy was last updated and published in May 2021.

In July 2020, the updated policy and report was presented to the Council's Cabinet. The Cabinet decisions agreed, included the implementation of a parent contribution July 2020 Cabinet Report and Decision.

Please click this link to view the Department for Education Statutory Guidance for Children of Compulsory School Age

There has been no update to Post-16 transport to education and training. Please click this link to view the current guidance Transport to education and training for people aged 16 and over

The Department for Education (“the DfE”) advises councils to consult locally for 28 days on any proposed changes to the policy on school travel arrangements with all interested parties. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 19 January 2024.

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    Why should SEN school children have to apply for school transport they should automatically be entitled

    H tregunno asked 7 months ago

    The council is not required by law to provide free transport to all SEND children.  

    Free transport is provided for SEND children that have been assessed as eligible and meet the required criteria set out in statutory guidance and Home to School Transport policy.

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    If family already have disability vehicle for that child, should they not use that vehicle to transport that child to educational estabilisments?

    hailstonetravel asked 7 months ago

    The statutory guidance states that parents who receive the higher rate mobility component for their child may choose to use it to lease a Motability vehicle, but there is no requirement for them to do so. 

    Being eligible for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or having access to a Motability vehicle is not relevant to a disabled child’s eligibility for free travel to school (except as evidence of their disability).