You can now apply for home to school travel assistance for the 2022/23 academic year.

Students who currently receive Havering travel assistance and have had no significant changes in their circumstances can complete the renewal form.

Significant changes include things such as:

  • change of school
  • change of home address
  • change of healthcare needs, etc.

Students who have not applied before and meet the eligibility criteria must apply for travel assistance form.

Students who have applied before but have reported changes in their circumstances must also apply for travel assistance form.

Travel assistance is reviewed on an annual basis and all applications must be made online via: https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20006/schools_and_education/431/school_support/12

Each application will be assessed and you will be informed of the decision in writing, via email.

We encourage all parents and guardians to apply as soon as possible. Applications must be made by Friday 27 May 2022.

If no form is received by this date, the local authority will assume your child no longer requires travel assistance for the next academic year.

For your awareness, the 2022/23 Havering transport policy has also been launched and you can access this here – https://www.havering.gov.uk/downloads/file/2027/school_and_post-16_travel_assistance_policy

 Whilst applying for this service, we would like to draw your attention to some key aspects of the Travel Assistance Policy:

  • It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that their children attend school regularly
  • Students who are able to travel independently, use public transport or be transported to school by a parent/guardian or other appropriate person will be encouraged to do so
  • All travel options are explored for students and any assistance offered will look at what is efficient and effective, both in terms of sustainability and cost
  • Students who have additional travel needs will be offered the most independent and personally enabling solution for their situation and be supported if required
  • The travel needs of students will be reviewed regularly to ensure the arrangements are still appropriate for their assessed needs
  • Where travel assistance is provided, the most cost-effective mode of transport that meets the individual’s needs must always be used
  • The use of existing provision such as free travel on public transport will be encouraged wherever possible

Further information

Should you have any queries relating to the travel assistance application/eligibility, or to update your personal information if anything changes, please contact [email protected]

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