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Anyone claim for a taxi to school?

(7 Posts)
SoBlue Thu 12-May-05 20:04:02

Although my ds is in mainstream it has been discussed that he go to a sn school. These are out of my walking distance/bus route (I don't drive).Iv heard that some people with sn children claim for a taxi if school isn't near???

SoBlue Thu 12-May-05 20:06:01

OOOps didn't mean to repeat myself!

Blu Thu 12-May-05 20:11:16

I have been reading about this recently - I'm sure I'm sure that I read that it is acceptable to claim for a taxi under certain circumstances - I will try to look it out for you...

pixel Thu 12-May-05 20:19:28

Yes, my ds goes to a sn school and has transport provided as it is too far away for me to get him and his sister to their different schools on time. He is collected and brought back by minibus usually but on occasions when he has been the only one he has come in a taxi. There is always a driver and an escort with him.

The only drawback is the length of time he has to spend travelling each day. He has to leave quite early to allow time to collect all the kids, and also so that I still have time to get dd to school.

It is all arranged by the transport service, I don't have to arrange a taxi and then claim the fares back or anything. It might depend where you live though, or on the age of your child, I don't know.

SoBlue Thu 12-May-05 20:25:38

Thanks blu, pixel Is it the sn school who make the arrangements?

pixel Thu 12-May-05 20:25:56

I did query whether he would be eligible for transport when I went to look at his school because it was so far away and they put me in touch with the transport service then. If you are looking at sn schools it may be worth mentioning to them?

SoBlue Thu 12-May-05 20:31:11

Ok that helps, thanks pixel

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