Parents of eligible children must submit documentation from the child’s Consultant which will be forwarded to the Education Authority’s designated Clinical Medical Officer.
Assistance with transport will only be provided following a recommendation from the Clinical Medical Officer.
Transport will be provided in the most cost effective manner to the nearest suitable school.
Pupils who require transport on medical grounds to a school which is over the statutory walking distance (i.e. 2 or 3 miles) and there is a suitable school located within the statutory walking distance of the permanent home address will not qualify for transport assistance unless they have followed the correct transfer procedures.
My child has a broken limb, will they get transport?
A pupil who is attending their nearest suitable school, or is already in receipt of transport assistance and will qualify for additional short term transport support (maximum 6 weeks) in the event of a broken limb.
Written confirmation from an A&E Consultant/Fracture Clinic Consultant and/or your GP should forwarded to your Local Transport Office.
It is a parental responsibility for payment of travelling expenses for a pupil who required Transport from school to attend a medical appointment.