The Local Authority will only provide free home to school transport for your child if one of the following reasons apply:

– It is specified in your child‘s statement of special educational needs on grounds of need
– Primary aged children who live at least 2 miles from the appropriate special school
– Secondary aged children who live at least 3 miles from the appropriate special school. (For secondary aged pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals or whose parents are in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit, the walking distance is reduced to 2 miles.)

Parents need to contact their appropriate Local Authority for transport arrangements.

Southend Passenger Transport Team (01702) 212109
Essex Passenger Transport Team (01245) 437747
Thurrock Passenger Transport Team (01375) 413883

If for any reason a pupil is unable to use the transport, parents should inform their appropriate taxi firm or LA. All transport is arranged by the LA and the school has no authority to re-arrange transport.

If your child attends respite care during term time, the school would appreciate notification of these dates and transport arrangements so that a smooth transition between school and respite care, takes place.