Home to school transport

Children with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans may have to travel several miles to reach the school in which they have been placed. Their placement could be at a special or mainstream school.

Support for children less than 16 years old

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.

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