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Additional Learning Needs Transport

Transport decisions made on Additional Learning Needs (ALN) grounds form part of the Children and Young People service's arrangements for children with additional learning needs.

Please note that transport will not usually be recorded in the Statement of Special Educational Needs and therefore when applying for transport parents/carers should make reference to the Council’s current Home to School Travel Policy.

The Statutory Assessment and Annual Review processes require the gathering of a range of written information concerning a child's additional learning needs.  This includes information relevant to a decision about entitlement to transport on additional learning needs grounds.

Free Additional Learning Needs Transport is only available when the council places the child in a suitable school, unit or a mainstream school and:

  • The child is of primary school age and lives over two miles away from the school
  • The child is of secondary school age and lives over three miles away from the school
  • If it is determined that the child's disabilities are significant enough that a child cannot be accompanied as necessary in walking to school, consideration will be given transport for a shorter journey

If you think your child qualifies for Additional Learning Needs transport, you can apply online:

Parent Guidance

Please see current guidance for home to school transport. Local plans will be updated subject to further Government guidance.