Transport is arranged by the Local Authority and not by the school.
The Local Authority may provide free home-to-school transport for a child with special educational needs (SEN). Eligibility is based on assessment of individual need according to our Home to School Transport Policy.
The Local Authority can make provision of transport, or otherwise, as they consider necessary, for the purpose of facilitating the attendance of persons receiving education and such transport must be provided free. We are generally only under a duty to provide free transport to a child's nearest suitable school, provided it is beyond statutory walking distances.
Decisions about eligibility are made by the Local Authority in accordance with Enfield's Home to School Transport policy. Any exceptional requests are considered by the Authority's SEN Panel.
The policy sets out in details the criteria used when deciding if a particular pupil should be provided with transport.
- the pupil's age
- the pupil's needs
- the distance between home and school
- the nature of the route, or alternative routes, which they could reasonably be expected to take.
Pupils with Statements of SEN and pupils attending special schools or units are not automatically entitled to assistance with travel.
Links to other Enfield Council websites as below:
Special Educational Needs Transport – grants and support document: Please click here
The Local Authority's Transport Policy is currently under review - in the meantime, their current policy is available to view here
Application for a Child or Young Person to receive Travel Assistance: Please click here
Application for change to existing Travel Assistance: please click here
Transport Telephone Number: 020 8379 1258