School Transport

Children who attend school beyond the statutory walking distance from their home are entitled to free school transport. But the local authority may refuse this if they consider that the children are able to attend a nearer school.

But what happens if the nearer school is unsuitable? Another important issue is safety and it may be for example appropriate in certain circumstances for the local authority to appoint an escort for a child (Particularly those with special educational needs ).

Sinclairslaw (formerly Sinclairs Solicitors) have dealt with many of the most important decisions in this area of the law such that now enable the argument of suitability to become a valid one. It is particularly important in school bullying cases to enable parents the choice of a new school for their child.

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