Transport support

Consistency of school placement is important and where possible, children should stay at their existing school when a placement move is necessary.

In order to maintain continuity of school, those with responsibility for school transport should be approached to provide assistance with transport.  A decision will be made taking into account the child’s age and the distance from the child’s address to the nearest suitable school.

It is important to ensure that the taxi company gets the child to school on time, but not too early and that the school knows who to contact if there are problems.

Children should be enabled to attend clubs and activities before and after school and taxi bookings should be organised to ensure that this is possible.