Free transport to school

10. Appeals

If your application for home to school transport was refused and you feel that you have exceptional, mitigating circumstances which you believe should be taken into account, then you have the option to submit an appeal to the independent transport appeals panel (ITAP).

This panel 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 electronically with any supporting evidence you can provide.

The application will be assessed once more. If transport still cannot be provided, we will write to you with the date of the appeal hearing.

You have the option to present your appeal in person; via a conference/telephone call or a written submission.

Should your appeal not be allowed, there is no further right of appeal unless you are able to provide new evidence which was not originally available at the time of the initial appeal.

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