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Who is Travel Assistance for?

Travel Assistance is for children and young people aged 0-25, to support their travel from home to their education setting. To qualify an Education Health and Care Plan must be in place.

Harrow Council’s Travel Assistance policy

The aim of the policy is to promote sustainable living through independence in travel from an early age. See the Harrow Council's Travel Assistance Policy.

Travel Assistance application process

Please use the links below to apply for SEN Travel Assistance:

Independent Travel Training

There is an independent travel training scheme at Shaftesbury High School that helps pupils at the school learn how to use public transport. The scheme is open to pupils who are eligible for travel assistance and attend Shaftesbury High School.

Mileage Allowance

One of the ways Harrow Council provides Travel Assistance is by making a mileage allowance payment to eligible families who drive their son or daughter to and from school/college. See the Mileage Policy for further information.

Policy and related guidance on travel assistance for children and young people (0‑25)

Harrow Council adheres to the Department for Education (DfE) Home to School travel and transport guidance.

Both the DfE and the Harrow policy documents mentioned above give guidance on transport for all children and young people up to the age of 25, not just those with special educational needs, disability, or mobility problems.

Please use the link below to find out about financial help available for some children or young people without special educational needs, disability or mobility problems who attend a school more than two or three miles from their home:

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