Home to school travel

Brent transport policy focuses on promoting independent travel and aims to support pupils to develop the skills they need to travel on their own through an accredited travel-training scheme, whilst still providing transport assistance for pupils with medical needs and others who cannot travel independently.

Home to school travel assistance is currently available for those pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan who are currently (or might in the future) using Brent Transport Service. We also give guidance to local colleges to ensure that independent travel training is included in the curriculum, where appropriate, for students with SEND.

Apply for a travel assistance assessment 

Pupils may be entitled to transport after an assessment of their individual needs.

Where a pupil has an EHC plan, a decision to grant transport assistance will be taken at the time the school placement is agreed. Consideration will be given as to whether the pupil is:

  • able to access free public transport
  • supervised or unaccompanied
  • is able walk to a designated pick up point if public transport is not appropriate
  • or needs to be collected from home.

Appealing a travel assistance decision

If you wish to appeal against a decision not to provide travel assistance, you must write to the Special Educational Needs Assessment Service (SENAS) at Brent Civic Centre, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0FJ. The service will respond to your appeal within 20 working days.