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The majority of statemented pupils will not have special transport needs. Such pupils will be entitled to transport assistance in accordance with the Board’s Home to School Transport Policy.

Certain pupils with statements of special educational needs will have special transport needs. In these circumstances officers of the Board, drawing upon medical and other advice as required, will assess the pupil’s special transport needs and make appropriate arrangements in accordance with this policy.

A special transport need may arise where the pupil: 

  • is unable to walk
  • lives under the qualifying distance from the designated school, but is unable to walk safely to that school, accompanied by a parent, due to an exceptional road safety hazard 
  • is unable to use Board or public transport without assistance 
  • has a medical condition, or severe learning difficulty as assessed by an educational psychologist, which indicates that special transport arrangements must be made. 

Further information on transport for pupils with special educational needs can be obtained by contacting the Transport Section on Tel : 028 3751 2268




The Southern Education and Library Board (the ‘Board’) was established as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973 and is the largest of the five area Boards. The Board's principle functions are the provision of education and youth services to the District Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Newry & Mourne. It spans 1,450 square miles with a total population of approximately 390,300 including 75,767 pupils.


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