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


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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