Local Authorities have some statutory responsibilities to assist children and young people with SEN (Special Educational Needs) and/or disability to attend school or college. The law makes it clear that if a pupil attends a school that is the nearest suitable school to their home and the school is more than 2 miles away (children under 8) or more than 3 miles away for children over 8 travel assistance must be provided. However, Coventry currently provides travel assistance for some pupils who live much closer to school than this.
As a consequence:
SEN and Disability: The law places additional requirements to offer travel assistance to pupils with significant SEN and disability irrespective of the distance from home to school.