Transport - School and College
Address: Transport - School and College, Portsmouth City Council Civic Offices Guildhall Square Portsmouth, PO1 2EA
Home to School transport and Post 16 Transport to Schools and Colleges
Are you concerned about how to get your child to school?
Or are you a student with an Education Health and Care Plan wondering how you are going to get to college?
Here is some useful information that may help you understand whether you meet the criteria for assistance with transport to school or college, how to apply for transport to school or college and how this might work for you.
Portsmouth City Council will provide assistance with transport to a place of education where a student meets the criteria set out in the Home to School Transport Policy and Post 16 Learners Statement. If you would like to read this policy in full please click here 2019-2020 Transport Policy.docx
Transport is procured, monitored and managed by Portsmouth City Council Integrated Transport Unit and eligibility is assessed by the Special Educational Needs and Disability, Access and Entitlement Team. Transport assistance is usually provided in the form of a bus pass, out-sourced taxis or minibuses and in some cases parent/carers may decide to take a personal transport budget and make their own arrangements to ensure their child gets to school safely. If you would like more information about Personal Transport Budgets please click here SEND Personal Budget Leaflet.pdf
If you would like to contact someone to discuss any aspect of home to school or post 16 transport, request an application form or discuss an application, appeal or personal transport budget please contact:
The Access and Entitlement Team
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 2EA
Telephone: 02392 834945 or 02392 688101
If your child is awarded transport assistance and you wish to discuss the arrangements that will be made to transport your child ie the time or place your child will be picked up, or the mode of transport that your child will access etc, please contact the Integrated Transport Unit on:
Telephone: 02392 831345
So who might be entitled to assistance with transport to school?
Every year we will consult on our home to school transport policy and post 16 learners statement before finalising it. We always take into consideration all of the comments we receive from stakeholders but it is not always possible to make the changes that are suggested. If you require more information about home to school or home to college transport please click on the links below.
Section 2 - Post 16 transport statement for learners in Further Education and continued learners with learning difficulties and disabiilities up to 25 years.
Section 3 - Non statutory assistance under the exceptional circumstances criteria.
Section 4 - Important information for travel assistance to Schools, Colleges or Learning Providers
Section 5 - Appeals process.
Bus Pass Application for Secondary School 2017 - 18
If a child uses Portsmouth's Home to School Transport Service, and they have a regular escort in their taxi or minibus, they will be provided with a "One page profile". Parents are asked to complete this form, if they wish to do so. The information that parents provide helps the regular escort to support the child on their journey to and from school, by informing them of all the things that are special to that child. Copies of the forms can be found below:
One page profile - younger children
One page profile - older children
Access & Entitlement Officer
Portsmouth City Council
Floor 2, Core 2
Email address: Julie.email@example.com
Tel: 023 9283 4945
A leaflet on Personal Transport Budgets can be found below
Guidelines on Adult Social Care Transport for those over the age of 18 can be found at http://www.portsmouthlocaloffer.org/local-offer-search/item/461
Tel: 023 9282 2251 Email: Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Educational Need: