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Transport

It is parents responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly at the appropriate times each day.

However, there are circumstances when Blackpool Council is required by law to provide transport assistance for eligible children. To qualify as an eligible child, the child must be resident in Blackpool and be of statutory school age.

For the purposes of this policy Blackpool Council extends the definition of statutory school age to include any pupil aged four years old who has started primary school in the Reception year and who is yet to attain statutory school age.

Blackpool Council accept responsibility for home to school transport between the child’s main residence and school in accordance with this policy. Where children have more than one address, home to school transport will be based on the residence where the child habitually resides. Factors may be taken into consideration, and evidence requested, outlining where child benefit is paid, or where the child is registered with a GP.

The circumstances under which Blackpool Council is required to provide transport assistance are detailed in the Transport Policy available on this page to read.

If your child has special educational needs or a disability and you require help with transport:

It is parents responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly at the appropriate times each day. However, there are circumstances when Blackpool Council is required by law to provide transport assistance for eligible children. To qualify as an eligible child, the child must…More...

    Parents of children or young people with or without an education health and care plan who believe they are eligible for transport assistance can complete and submit their application online.

    We recommend that you allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the application. You can save the application and come back to it later.

    Parents of children or young people with or without an education health and care plan who believe they are eligible for transport assistance should contact their special educational needs officer for advice and will need to complete an application form which should be sent to:


    SEND team
    Blackpool Council
    PO Box 4
    FY1 1NA

    or emailed to: send@blackpool.gov.uk

    Post 16 students, who have an EHC Plan and need support to get to school or college, may be eligible for travel support. For further information on bus passes, travel training, personal budgets or supported transport

    contact: send@blackpool.gov.uk

    NoW Card  http://www.nowcard.org/index.asp

    This is a travel card that allows the user to travel on public transport, including trams, at any time.  

    Before 9.30 am there is a 50p charge.

    After 9.30 am it is free of charge.

    This card is available for those children with an additional need.  This may be a learning disability or a physical disability.

    If your child has a physical disability you are entitled to this card if you are receiving the higher rate of mobility in your disability allowance.

    Your child may be entitled to this travel card because of their learning need.

    Gina Kitchin - Independent travel training coordinator - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities department 

    is our contact who will help support you through this application process.

    She is contacted on:  07748 211821

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