Independent travel training


The deadline for applications for September 2023 has now passed but you still need to apply if you haven’t already done so.

We need to receive a new application for transport in September for any child who is:
• Moving into reception, year 7 or year 12 (even if they are not moving schools)
• Changing school (any school year)

We will only provide transport if we receive and approve the application. We cannot guarantee that transport will be in place for the start of the September term if your application was received past the deadline.

Children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can get help to travel independently. Training is for children or young adults aged between 10 and 25 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, who are currently receiving travel assistance from us.

The programme empowers students with SEND with the skills and confidence to independently travel to schools and colleges using a range of public transport.

What can travel training provide?

The trainer works with the student and family. They tailor the programme to their journey from home to their school or college. The training sessions with the student are one-to-one. The needs of the young person determine the length of the course. The student gains independence gradually over several weeks. We monitor their progress closely. They only move on through the programme when the trainer feels they are ready to. On the final journeys the trainer follows the student without any contact unless needed.  The training sessions with the student are one-to-one and the programme will be tailored to their journey from home to their school or college.

How do I request training?

Independent Travel Training in East Sussex is provided by National Star College.

Further information about our travel training, and how to apply for, can be found on the National Star website: 

For further information, or help with completing a referral form, you can contact Debbie Baldwin, the Travel Training Team Coordinator on:

Telephone: 0781 500 6582

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