What is it?
Parents and carers must ensure that children attend school and have the necessary travel arrangements. However, for some children and young people, independent travel is not always possible and transport assistance may be required.
Transport assistance may take the form of a bus pass; a shared minibus or taxi, or a parent transporting their child and being reimbursed through a travel allowance.
Support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities
Bolton Council SENDAS Transport Policy, outlines the support available for children and young people with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), living in Bolton, to enable them to access education.
The policy covers transport assistance to nursery, school, 6th form and further education college.
It is reviewed annually for each academic year.
How do I apply?
Travel assistance can be applied for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), or pupils without an EHCP who have a medical need that makes them unable to travel to school unaided.
Transport Assistance Form for Nursery and School Age Children
Travel assistance can also be applied for pupils aged 16 and over, who have a special educational need (SEN), or medical need which makes them unable to travel to school or college unaided.
Transport Assistance Form for pupils aged 16 and over
For details of support for children and young people not eligible for transport assistance, take a look at the ‘Assistance with transport cost to school and college’ information.