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School and college transport policy

The document below contains our current home to school and college travel policy and guidance:

Data Protection and Fair Processing

Any personal data collected through your application for travel assistance or request for a review or appeal against the decision is handled securely and in accordance with Data Protection Legislation. 

We collect personal data including your child’s name, address, date of birth, name of current or previous school, and reasons for a travel assistance request from the application/request that you complete and submit to us. for income assessed applications we would also collect information and evidence of benefits received. The information provided will be used to process your application for travel, to ensure that any travel assistance provided is appropriate and to process any subsequent review or appeal against the decision.  

Your application or review/appeal request will be kept for 6 years after processing and will then be destroyed securely.

We will share your data with the educational establishment and Local Authority Services such as local support teams, district inclusion partnerships, and other agencies in order for them to carry out their statutory duties in relation to the provision of education or safeguarding, and the transport provider as necessary. 

In order to carry out a review or appeal of the decision we may also contact any of the following for further information - local councils, other local authorities, housing association or landlord, staff at the previous or present educational establishment, social worker, education welfare worker, local support team staff, specialist support services including Autism Outreach, Assist, Visual Impairment Team or Hearing Impairment Team, Adoption and Fostering Service, SEND Assessment and Planning Service and medical professionals for which you provide contact details.     

We always try to ensure that information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. To help us do this please let us know if your child’s details change. 

If you would like further advice on how the information provided is used or have a concern please contact the School Admissions Service in the first instance. 

Further information on how we utilise your personal data is available on our 'Privacy notice' and 'Your data' pages.

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