If your child is of compulsory school age, it is your responsibility as a parent to make sure your child attends school regularly and at the right time. However, the Council is required by law to provide or pay for eligible children to receive transport to school.
An eligible child must be a resident in Trafford and be of compulsory school age. A child ceases to be of compulsory school age on the last Friday in June of the school year when they turn 16 years old.
To find out if your child is eligible for support, please read the home to school transport policy.
If you think you are eligible, please complete the travel assistance request application form.
The SEN transport service standards clearly explain the specific responsibilities of the council, transport providers and of parents and carers in relation to the approved travel arrangements offered to children with special educational needs. For a copy of the standards, please contact us (contact details below).
Change of circumstances
Please be aware that if your child’s circumstances change, for example a change of school or home address, you must re-apply for travel assistance, no changes will be made without a new application being submitted.
Review of travel assistance
Travel assistance will come under review on a regular basis and as a result, the provision of this service may change in type, frequency or may be withdrawn completely, where it is deemed no longer eligible.