Decision details

Determination of the Home to School Transport Policy - Academic Year 2025/2026

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


Lancashire County Council reviews its Home to School Transport Policy on an annual basis. New guidance was issued by the Department for Education on Home to School Transport for children of compulsory school age in June 2023. Although there are no changes to the statutory entitlement of pupils, the amended policy reflects the Department for Education's recommendations that all the information in relation to transport assistance is available to parents in one document. The previous mainstream and Special Educational Needs transport policies have therefore been amalgamated, and additional information has been provided to parents, to ensure transparency and understanding.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the requirements of Standing Order C18 have been complied with.


The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Corporate Priorities : Delivering better services;

Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Contact: Nan Hogg Email: Tel: 01772 531540, Debbie Ormerod Email:

Date of decision: 09/05/2024

Effective from: 15/05/2024