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Hertfordshire County Council

School transport for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities

Once a pupil's statement of special educational needs or education, health and care (EHC) plan is finalised, we'll assess their eligibility for free home to school transport.

If a pupil is attending their nearest suitable school, where the distance from home to school is over the statutory walking distance, they will be eligible for free home to school transport.  

Statutory walking distance

Under 8 year olds – more than 2 miles (3,218 metres) from home.

Over 8 year olds – more than 3 miles (4,827metres) from home.


If a pupil is attending their nearest suitable school, but their home to school distance is less than the statutory walking distance, they won't be entitled under the "distance" section of the home to school transport policy.

However, they may be entitled to free home to school transport based on their individual needs. In these cases, when we write to you, we'll ask you to provide additional information and supporting evidence from a doctor or a professional explaining why the pupil would not be able to manage the statutory walking distance to school, accompanied as necessary.

If a pupil is not attending their nearest suitable school, they won't be entitled to school transport. It will be the parent or carer's responsibility to get their child to and from school.

 

When we'll contact you

We'll write to you with the outcome of the transport assessment.

Pupils starting in September – we'll let you know by the end of July. Email the transport team if you haven't heard by then.

Pupils starting at any other time – we'll assess the pupil's entitlement as soon as the school has been named in their statement or EHC plan. We'll then write to you with the outcome.

 

Students aged 16 – 25

We'll write to parents or carers of all new pupils starting courses in September. We'll tell you how to apply for transport.

If you haven't heard from us by the start of June, email the transport team.

If your child has been assessed under the new transport policy and we've written to you to say you need to contribute towards the cost of the transport, please send your payment by 2 July 2017.

The scale of charges is as follows:

MilesNumber of college daysAnnual costCost per term 2016/171st installment2nd installment

0 – 2.99

 2

£321

£107

£53.50

£53.50

 

 3

£481.50

£160.50

£80.25

£80.25

 

 4

£642

£214

£107

£107

 

 5

£802.50

£267.50

£133.73

 £133.75

3 – 4.99

 2

£427.80

£142.54

£71.27

 £71.27

 

 3

£641.70

£213.90

£106.95

 £106.95

 

 4

£855.60

£285.20

£142.60

 £142.60

 

 5

£1069.50

£356.50

£178.25

 £178.25

5 and over

 2

 £492

 £164

 £82

 £82

 

 3

 £738

 £246

 £123

 £123

 

 4

 £984

 £328

 £164

 £164

 

 5

 £1230

 £410

 £205

 £205

7 and over

 2

 £564.60

 £188.20

 £94.10

 £89.10

 

 3

 £846.90

 £282.30

 £141.15

 £141.15

 

 4

£1129.20 

 £376.40

 £188.20

 £188.20

 

 £1411.50

 £470.50

 £235.25

 £253.20

 

Travel training

Travel training is available across the further education colleges in Hertfordshire. It encourages students with learning difficulties or disabilities to gain the skills and confidence to travel independently.

Email the transport team for more information.