Apply for help with school travel

Applying for help

Some children living in Camden can get help from the Council with their travel to and from school or college. These children have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan or statement of special educational needs. They also meet the rules for who is entitled set out in our home to school travel policy.

A parent or carer can make an application for help with transport if their child:

  • has an EHC plan or statement
  • is currently having an assessment 

Generally, transport is for children who are of legal school age and for the nearest appropriate school with a vacancy. However, we will consider all cases individually. You can apply for assistance by contacting the Special Educational Needs Team.

If your child does not have an EHC plan or statement of special educational needs, support with home-school transport may still be available from Camden’s school admissions team.

Home to school travel policy

This policy is written for parents and young people to explain the arrangements that Camden Council makes to support travel arrangements for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) up to the age of 25.

Support for eligible children and young people to develop independent travel skills helps enable them to take part in education, employment, life and leisure activities within their communities. This policy covers travel arrangements for children and young people aged 5 to 16 and for young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities up to the age of 25, while they remain in education or training.