Travelling to and from school can be a positive experience for pupils with disabilities and can help to promote independence. If the student’s experience is negative it can impact their day at school, including their ability to concentrate, learn and cope with challenging situations. Lack of access to transport can also mean children and young people experience barriers to afterschool clubs or social activities.
Signposting and resources
Manchester City Council have a travel coordination unit that can be accessed by this link. They can offer advice on travel assistance for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities
Children aged 5-16 who attend school in Greater Manchester could be eligible for in ‘IGO’ pass, which can show eligibility for concessionary fairs on public transport.