Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND): vacant seat scheme for children

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The deadline for transport applications for September 2022 was 30 April 2022. If you missed the deadline, apply as soon as possible if your child is:
• moving into reception, year 7 or year 12 (even if they are not moving schools)
• changing school (any school year)


2. Who can apply and how much does it cost?

You can apply for a vacant seat if the child or young adult:

  • doesn’t receive free school transport. Find out if they may be eligible for:
           - free SEND transport
  • has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan

Prices (from September 2021):

  • Primary school
           - £78.50 per term (6 terms per year)
  • Secondary school and sixth form
           - £157 per term (6 terms per year)

These prices are regularly reviewed and may be increased at any time.

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