Transport is provided from home to school for all pupils with special needs, on a daily basis to non-residential special schools and units and on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons for the residential special school within the county. Escorts are provided on some vehicles to supervise the pupils on their journeys to and from school.
Transport is provided from home to school for pupils who attend special schools outside the county. Provision is normally made for residential pupils on a weekly basis where children are conveyed on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons to schools within neighbouring counties. Where children are admitted to special schools in distant counties, transport is provided from home to school at the beginning and end of terms and during half-term holidays.
The fact that a pupil has a Statement of Special Educational Needs does not entitle the pupil to home to school transport unless the pupil is attending a specialist centre hosted by the school and lives outside of the minimum distance for the provision of transport to the centre. In all other cases, the pupil must meet the same criteria to qualify for home to school transport as pupils who do not have statements. (Please see Primary and Secondary School Transport here)