Apply for personal transport budget

If your child is eligible for travel assistance and you are interested in applying, the first step is to register your interest.

Criteria

Free transport will be provided for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who have been offered a school placement by Leicester City Council and who meet the following criteria:

  • For a child of statutory school age under 8 years and where the child is placed in a school which is more than 2 miles from their home address
  • For a child or young person of statutory school age between 8 and 16 years and where the child is placed in a school which is more than 3 miles from their home address.

However, if a parent or carer chooses to place their child in a school which is different to that offered by Leicester City Council, and the distance to this school is further than that detailed above, then no support with transport is usually offered.

Make an application

A member of the team will contact you to discuss personal transport budgets in more depth with you.

If you continue on with your application for a personal transport budget, you will be required to read and accept the conditions outlined in Direct Payment Agreement - personal transport budget