If your child or young person has Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) which means they cannot reasonably be expected to walk to school then they are eligible for a free, suitable home-to-school transport arranged by the local authority. There is no requirement for a child with SEND to have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in order to be entitled to transport on the grounds of SEN or disability.
Other than SEND or mobility difficulties as described above, there are other criteria that could affect your child’s eligibility for the service:
* Distance to/from home/school (“statutory walking distance”)
* Family income
* Safety of the route to school
Here in Manchester, the Home-to-School Transport team is responsible for travel solutions between home and school for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
You can contact the team via:
* Telephone: 0161 219 6400 (office hours 7.30am-5pm Monday to Friday)
* Email: email@example.com
Please visit the service’s web page on Manchester City Council’s website for more information about this service.
You can also visit the following websites for more information about Home-to-School Transport:
Below are some articles and events on our website that relate to home-to-school transport: