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Hertfordshire County Council

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 (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, 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 schooltransport@hertfordshire.gov.uk 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.

 

SEN transport  for  students 16-25

We wrote to parents and carers in April 2018 regarding transport for September 2018.

Families were asked to return their transport application forms before Friday 29 June 2018. If applications are received after this date, transport may not be in place for the beginning of the new academic year.

A reminder letter was sent in June to all parents and carers who had not yet returned the form.

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.

 

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 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 schooltransport@hertfordshire.gov.uk for more information.