Free and partially subsidised transport to school

10. Appeals

If your application for home to school transport has been refused and you feel that you have some exceptional mitigating circumstances which you believe should have been taken into account when you submitted your application, then you have the option to submit a written appeal to the Student Support Appeals Committee.

This committee of elected members meets approximately every six weeks to consider the appeals.  If you wish to submit your appeal you can request one from your local area education office.

You should submit your completed form to the address on the application with any supporting evidence you can provide.

When we get your application we will write to you to let you know the likely date of your appeal hearing.

The council will advise you why they have not been able to award travelling expenses and provide you with their comments in an appeal schedule on your case which you can consider before the appeal is formally submitted to the committee. You need to ensure that your appeal schedule is signed and returned to the council at least ten days before the appeal hearing is due to take place in order for it to be heard on that date.

Once your appeal has been heard we will write to you to let you know the outcome of the appeal.

Should your appeal not be accepted then there is no further right of appeal unless you are able to provide any new evidence which was not originally provided for the committee.

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