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  • 29% of parents and carers of children/young people aged 10 years or older receive school travel assistance
  • This rises to 39% of those in possession of an EHCP. Only 3% of those without an EHCP receive school travel assistance
  • Those with a physical disability are more likely to receive travel assistance (44%) than those with other types of need. Those with communication and interaction needs and/or social, emotional or mental health needs are least likely to receive assistance (29% and 28% respectively)
  • The large majority of travel assistance is by taxi or minibus (84%)

Does your child/young person receive school travel assistance?

Base: Parents/carers of children/young people 2023 sample age 10+ (214)

This chart shows that:
29% of children/young people receive school travel assistance whilst 71% of children/young people do not receive school travel assistance.

Does your child/young person receive school travel assistance? - by EHCP

Base (2023 sample 10+): | No EHCP (62) EHCP (152)

This chart shows that:
Of those without an EHCP, 3% receive school travel assistance, 97% of those without an EHCP do not receive school travel assistance
39% of those with an EHCP receive school travel assistance, 61% of those with an EHCP do not receive school travel assistance

Does your child/young person receive school travel assistance? - by SEND need

Base (2023 sample 10+):Physical (39) | Learning (118) | Vision/hearing (26*) | Communication and interaction (173) | Social, emotional or mental health (159) | *caution low base

This chart shows that:
44% of those with a physical disability receive school travel assistance, 56% of those with a physical disability do not receive school travel assistance
38% of those with a learning difficulty receive school travel assistance, 62% of those with a learning difficulty do not receive school travel assistance
38% of those with vision and/or hearing difficulties receive school travel assistance, 62% of those with vision and/or hearing difficulties do not receive school travel assistance
29% of those with communication and interaction difficulties receive school travel assistance, 71% of those with communication and interaction difficulties do not receive school travel assistance
28% of those with social, emotional or mental health difficulties receive school travel assistance, 72% of those with social, emotional or mental health difficulties do not receive school travel assistance

What form does that travel assistance take?

Base: Parents/carers of children/young people aged 10+ who receive travel assistance for one child or more (62)

84% of those children/young people who receive school travel assistance travel by taxi or minibus, 5% receive a personal budget/mileage allowance, 6% have a bus or train pass, 5% receive some other form of travel assistance