School transport - Pre and Post-16 travel
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Parents and carers have a duty to ensure that their children attend school and to make any necessary transport arrangements. Cornwall Council provides free transport between home and school to those who meet the eligibility criteria.
Visit the Cornwall Council site for more information on pre 16 and post 16 transport (including the 'Home to School Transport Policy', 'Post 16 Transport Policy' and 'Transport for Young Adults Aged 19 – 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan' policy).
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Where a child is attending his or her nearest qualifying school (or designated school if it is not the nearest) which is within walking distance, but is unable to walk to that establishment (accompanied as necessary) by reason of their SEN and/or disability, he or she will be eligible for transport free of charge.
This includes where a child has a mobility problem caused by a temporary medical condition, e.g. a broken leg.
Where a child lives within walking distance of the nearest qualifying school (or designated school if it is not the nearest) but the route relies on a disabled parent/carer accompanying that child for it to be considered safe, and the parent/carer’s disability prevents them from doing so, he or she will be eligible for transport free of charge.
Applications in this category will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will require evidence from a relevant medical professional (e.g. doctor). Evidence of factors such as receipt of Higher Level Disability Living Allowance (DLA) may also be requested to assess the level of need.
Last updated: 01/09/2015