School Transport

While the same basic rules apply to all children, the Education Authority can decide to provide transport on a case-by-case basis for a child with disabilities.

Your Education Authority region office will assess your child’s needs when making a decision, taking into account your child’s health and/or disability. If your child is offered school transport, the vehicle should have the relevant equipment to suit your child’s needs, for example, wheelchair restraints, ramps or lifts.
For more detailed information about approved transport arrangement, refer to your local Education Authority region office Transfer Booklet.

The Education Authority also provide escorts on school transport if needed. You may be able to get help with your own costs for taking your child to school. Your Education Authority region office will be able to tell you if this is possible.