Transport for students on medical grounds

How to apply?

If you would like to apply for transport assistance on medical grounds, please complete a Medical Transport Application Form (DOCX, 96.48 KB)

Does my child qualify for medical transport assistance?

Please note that as a result of a recent consultation, medical transport is not available for new post 16 applicants from September 2018 onwards. However, if your child attends a sixth form/college and received transport on medical grounds during the last academic year then you may reapply.

To qualify for transport assistance on medical grounds, applicants must:

  • live at a home address in the administrative area of Warwickshire County Council
  • Be of compulsory school age (age 4-16)
  • Be attending their nearest appropriate school or college – this is the establishment in whose priority area you live (or another if nearer to home by the shortest walking route) or be the nearest sixth form/college offering the course(s) chosen (existing applicants only)
  • have short or long term medical needs which make getting to school/college difficult.

Eligibility will be assessed using the application form which must be accompanied by a letter from a doctor or other medical professional to confirm the medical circumstances and how these affect the child’s ability to get to school.

Successful applicants will normally be attending their nearest appropriate school or college. This is the establishment in whose priority area you live (or another if nearer to home by the shortest walking route) or the nearest college offering the chosen subject(s)/course.

Please note – Applications that are not fully completed or with insufficient medical evidence will be rejected.

Once we have agreed that Medical Transport is appropriate it will normally take a minimum of five working days (and up to 15 working days) to arrange.

Successful applicants are responsible for notifying Education Transport if there are any changes in circumstances. If it is found that students have continued to use the Medical Transport provided although their improved medical condition made special arrangements unnecessary, parents will be invoiced for the full cost of that provision.

If you have any questions about home to school transport, or our home to school transport policy, please contact the Education Transport Office.

Transport for students on medical grounds was last updated on May 16, 2018.


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