Right of appeal for school transport

If we have made a decision not to award the provision of free school transport for your child, you have, by law, a right of appeal against that decision.

How do I appeal a decision about school transport?

If you wish to appeal a decision, you must write to the Schools Service at the address shown on this page.

This appeal will be through consideration of any written appeals documentation from you and on factual evidence provided by the transport team.  After due consideration, you will receive a letter outlining reasons for either upholding or declining the appeal.

What can I do if I'm still not happy?

You have a right to appeal the decision by sending a letter of appeal within 2 weeks of the date of the letter to the Head of Schools Service at the address shown on this page, setting out reasons for a further appeal.  This will be a formal Transport Appeals Hearing and heard under the delegated powers to the Portfolio Holder for Education and Children’s Services.  The appeal will be arranged and supported by Legal Services.

There is a right of Appeal of the Appellants on a point of law by way of Judicial Review.  The right must be exercised within six weeks of the decision. 

There is also a right of Appeal on procedural matter to the Office of the Ombudsman for Wales, 1 Ffordd yr Hen Gae, Pencoed, CF35 5LJ.

 

 

 

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