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Luton Borough Council

Travel assistance



​​All children between the ages of 5 and 16 may qualify for free school travel assistance if they go to their nearest suitab​le school and live at least:

  • 2 miles from the school, if they are under the age of 8 years old
  • 3 miles from the school, if they are 8 years old or older

If you get the maximum Working Tax Credit or your​ children are entitled to free school meals, they may get free travel assistance.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (​SEND): Your child may be entitled to travel assistance if they cannot walk to school / college / education provision because of their SEND or mobility problem.

*Attendance at a special school or a learning resource base does not automatically entitle your child to travel assistance.

Luton Council travel assistance policies:

To apply for travel assistance for children/students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) / Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) and/or Disability, please complete the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulty completing the form online, you can download the 2020 - 2021 - SEN Application for travel assistance document below and scan to [email protected] - or post (with supporting documentation) to:

SEND Travel Assistance

SEND Travel Assistance Team
Passenger Travel Unit
Central Depot

Contact telephone number: 01582 548098

Mainstream Travel Assistance

If you are non-SEND, (pre) and post 16 applications, you must download the paper application form 2020 - 2021 - Application for travel assistance (Mainstream) below and scan to [email protected] - or post (with supporting documentation) to the below address

Mainstream Travel Assistance Team
Luton Council​
Planning and Admissions
Town Hall
LU1 2BQ​

Contact telephone number: 01582 548227

Please write 'private and confidential' o​n your envelopes for the Travel Assistance Team, as the contents are personal and sensitive.


Apply for SEN travel assistance​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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