Home to school travel support

What we can offer

We offer a range of home to school travel support.

Travel training

Travel training can help young people with special education needs and disabilities travel independently to and from their place of education.

With travel training, young people are able to gain the skills and confidence needed to travel safely and independently.

The training is made to suit each young person’s needs. It includes:

  • planning a journey
  • road safety
  • general life skills

Public bus or train

We may provide a season ticket for travelling on a public bus or by train. Pupils that receive travel training, as given above, will be able to use public transport.

School bus

We may arrange contracts for approved transport companies to operate school bus services along some routes.

We will tell you at what time and from which place where your child will be collected by the school bus service. They will be returned to the same place later that day. It will be your responsibility to make sure your child can get safely from their home to the bus collection point, and back again.

These routes may be reviewed at any time.

Mileage allowance

In some cases we may agree that giving you support to drive your child to and from school is the most suitable arrangement.

Once you have provided evidence of your car insurance, we will make a payment – called a 'mileage allowance' – towards your costs.