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When your child's Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is finalised, and the nearest suitable school has been named, you can contact us for a home to school assesment. 

Then we'll write to you with the outcome.

If your child is attending their nearest suitable school, and 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 your child 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 (PDF 567kb) Opening a new window.

However, they may be entitled to free home to school transport based on their individual needs. In these cases, we'll ask you to provide additional information and supporting evidence from a doctor or a professional explaining why your child is unable to walk the statutory walking distance to school, accompanied as necessary.

If your child is not attending their nearest suitable school, or is attending a school named as parental preference in their EHCP, 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 will we contact you?

If you've applied for home to school transport after your child's EHCP has been finalised, we'll write to you with the outcome.

Pupils starting in September – email the SEN transport team at schooltransport@hertfordshire.gov.uk by the end of May.

SEN transport  for  students 16-25

We will write to parents and carers in April 2019 regarding transport for September 2019.

If your son or daughter is under 18 years old and has any medical needs such as epilepsy, we'll send your application to the Health team to ensure that the transport provision meets their medical needs. This process can take up to 8 weeks.

If your son or daughter is over 18 years old and has medical requirements when travelling on transport, please send us a medical protocol from a medical professional who is familiar with their needs. Transport will not be provided without the relevant medical protocol.

Email schooltransport@hertfordshire.gov.uk if you have any questions - we'll get back to you within 10 working days.

 

Scale of charges

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 help for students with learning disabilities or difficulties to gain the skills and confidence to travel independently.

It's available across the further education colleges in Hertfordshire.

Read more about travel training in Hertfordshire

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