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Travel assistance for children of statutory school age

The LA has a duty to make transport arrangements for eligible children.

The eligible child must meet all the criteria 1, 2 and 3
1Live permanently in Solihull
2Be of compulsory school age (Reception to year 11)
3Attend a qualifying school
The eligible child must meet either criteria 4 or criteria 5
4Live more than the ‘statutory walking distance’ from his or her ‘qualifying school’
5Be unable to walk the ‘statutory walking distance’ to his or her ‘qualifying school’ because of their special educational need or disability. subject to assessment

The type of travel assistance offered may be:

  • A bus pass or the cash value of a bus pass
  • A personal budget to use however you wish
  • A seat on a shared vehicle
  • Travel training

For further information please see our help with travelling to school webpage.