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Hampshire Transport contact details

 

Telephone number 01962 846924

 

Email address school.transport@hants.gov.uk

New transport applications

 

A new parent-led application for SEN transport was launched on Monday 25 April. Parents of Hampshire children with an EHCP, who are due to transfer school in September 2022,were sent a letter over the Easter holiday detailing how to access the new application form, using the Education Online Portal (which is already in use for families to make an application for mainstream transport).  

 

The deadline for on-time SEN transport applications for September is Friday 01 July 2022.  Applications received after this date will still be processed but transport may not be in place for the beginning of the school year.

 

Should you need any assistance in completing the transport application, then you should contact your child’s current school or your SEN caseworker.  Transport department will liaise with you directly regarding the process of your application and of any transport arrangements that have been put in place for your child.

 

Link for transport application

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schooltransport/parent-carer/application-process/sen-school-placement

 

Determining Eligibility 

The assessment for eligibility is completed by the SEN team. If eligible, the application details are referred to the Home to School Transport Team who will make the arrangements for the child’s journey to school.  Parents who wish to discuss eligibility, are advised to contact the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Helpline on 01329 316165 or alternatively email their SEN caseworker.  Parents will no longer be sent a letter from SEN indicating that they are eligible for transport assistance, which may result in an increase in unsuccessful transport applications.

 

Notification of the application outcome 

Once the parent has submitted the application on the Education Online Portal they will receive alerts at key processing stages to let them know the status of their application.

Amendments to existing transport arrangements

 

Pupils who currently have transport in place and require amendments to their current transport, for example change of address or the need for wheel chair use, need to complete the online form to request these changes. The school are now no longer able to process the transport applications on your behalf.

 

Transport needs to be notified of any changes as soon as possible.  Any application or amendment can take 6-8 weeks for them to process. Please bear this in mind, as any delays may cause a period of time where transport may not be in place for your child.

 

Changes must be approved by SEN and transport team. No alternative arrangements should be agreed directly with drivers or escorts.

 

Link for transport application

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schooltransport/parent-carer/application-process/sen-school-placement

Post 16 Transport applications

Year 11 pupils leaving Oak Lodge School and starting at college may be entitled to assistance with transport to college.

Please see below instructions on how to apply for post 16 transport provision:-

  1. Search www.hants.gov.uk which will take you to the Hampshire County Council Website
  2. In the search box type, ‘post 16 transport provision’ and then click on that box
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘how to apply page’
  4. Click on ‘post 16 provision’
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘apply now for September’

You will then need to work your way through the form.  The process will ask you for a copy of your child's PIP or DLA letter showing what they receive. A photograph of this can be taken at the relevant point and can then be uploaded onto the form. When finished, the form can be submitted. 

If you need any help completing this form, Dawn Davison, Family/Pastoral Support, can provide assistance.  She can be contacted by phone via the school office or by email on d.davison@oaklodge.hants.sch.uk

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