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: