Government withdraws Statutory Guidance on Home to School Transport

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has withdrawn Statutory Guidance on Home to School Transport after a Judicial Review application was filed by the charity IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice).

The previous Statutory Guidance issued in 2007 disappeared overnight in early March 2013 and was replaced by a very reduced version, which no longer made it clear that Local Authorities must provideĀ free and suitable home to school transport for children with SEN and/or a disability who need it to attend their nearest suitable school.

The Guidance from 2007 has now been reinstated until the autumn when the Department plans to review it.

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