School Travel

Children and young people, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, may qualify for free or assisted transport to and from school or college.

Pupils aged 8 and under may qualify if:

  • You live 2 miles or more from the designated school, which is measured by the shortest, safe walking route when accompanied by an adult

Pupils aged 8 to 16 may qualify if:

  • You live 3 miles or more from the designated school, which is measured by the shortest, safe walking route when accompanied by an adult

 

Children with a statement of special educational needs may be eligible for free transport to and from home and school. The Special Education Needs Assessment Team will consider whether your child is eligible and, if so, will authorise Passenger Transport Services to make appropriate arrangements. For further information and advice, please

 

 

Swindon 16-19 Education Transport Policy

The Education Transport Policy applies to all young people aged 16-19 who live within the boundaries of Swindon Borough Council and to young people with special educational needs or learning difficulties/disabilities aged 16-24 who live within the boundaries of Swindon Borough Council.

A subsidised pass is available to all students who live more than three miles from a school or college within the Borough of Swindon. If the student’s parent or carer is in receipt of a qualifying benefit, the pass is provided free of charge.

 

 

Independent Travel Training 

Independent Travel Training provides young people with individual and practical help to enable them to travel independently by public transport, on foot or by bicyle from home to school or college.   

 

 

Personal travel budgets

In certain circumstances it may be possible to apply for a personal travel budget under our pilot scheme:

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions were provided by parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in 2018. Swindon Borough Council have worked collaboratively with Swindon SEND Families Voice to provide this document in response to these questions.

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