Shropshire Council

Support for 5-16 year olds

We have a statutory duty to provide travel assistance considered necessary to facilitate the child’s or young person’s attendance at school where those pupils are of compulsory school age (5-16).

For pupils aged 5-16 with a statement of SEN or an education, health and care plan (EHCP) or registered disability to qualify for travel assistance, the following must apply:

  • Ordinarily residing in the Shropshire Council authoritative area and of compulsory school age (5-16)
  • Registered at their nearest or catchment school or designated school
  • Can't reasonably be expected to walk to school because of associated health and safety issues relating to their individual special educational needs or disability

Travel assistance won't be considered if a parent carer selects a placement at a school (including special school) which isn't their nearest or catchment school, or designated as appropriate by us.

If your child is attending a mainstream school and you'd like to apply for a school bus pass for your child please visit our school transport webpage.