School Transport

Taxi

Home to school transport (Mainstream)

Provision of Free Travel Permits issued to qualifying children attending mainstream placements.  The Free Travel Permits are obtained from Nexus and allow the child to travel to and from school on public transport (metro/bus/ferry) free of charge, anytime before 7pm.  The Free Travel Permit can only be used on school days.

For more information visit our Local Offer / Sunderland Information Point website.

Home to school transport (SEND)

Provision of transport from Home to School for qualifying children with Special Educational Needs or medical difficulties.

Transport is procured, monitored and managed by the Local Authority to provide a high level of standards and safety for the children transported.

For more information visit our Local Offer/ Sunderland Information Point website.

Post 16 transport

Provision of transport from Home to College for qualifying children with Special Educational Needs or medical difficulties.

Transport is procured, monitored and managed by the Local Authority to provide a high level of standards and safety for the children transported.

For more information visit our Local Offer / Sunderland Information Point website.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Paul Tomlin on 0191 561 2284.

Online application forms

Application for Free Travel Permit

Application for Home to School Transport Driver / Escort Permit

Application for Assistance with Travel

Downloads

In SEND

  • Find out more about the Disabled Children Register (DCR).
  • Short break and respite care for children and young people.
  • The Professional Portal can be used to complete all aspects of the Educational Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment and review process.
  • Information about home to school transport.
  • Information and support for children and young people with SEND and their families and carers.
  • The SEND Portal provides a range of resources to support education settings in Sunderland.
  • We offer a range of support for children and young people with SEND and their families and carers in Sunderland.
  • Information and support for children and young people with SEND and their families and carers.