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Travel Assistance

Who is our service for?  

Eligible children and young adults 0‑25 for educational purposes. 

Harrow Council’s Travel Assistance policy

The aim of the policy is to promote sustainable living through independence in travel from an early age. 

For further information on the policy, please click on the link below. 

Harrow Council 2016 Travel Assistance Policy

Travel Assistance application process

To apply for SEN travel assistance for an eligible child or young adult (0‑25), please click on the links below for the application form and guidance.  

travel assistance application form 

travel assistance application guidance 

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 to and from Shaftesbury school. 

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.  

To find out about the 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, please click on the link below. 

http://www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200086/nursery_school_and_college/930/school_travel_support 

For information, travel advice and assistance with transport issues for young people aged 16 -19 without special educational needs, disability or mobility problems, please click on the link below.  

http://www.harrow.gov.uk/info/17/at_school_or_college/557/school_travel_assistance_grant_for_students_aged_16-19