School transport newsflash

December 3rd, 2014

This morning the High Court dismissed the challenge in R (PP) v East Sussex CC to the local authority’s policy of only providing transport to eligible children at the beginning and end of the normal school day.

The claim had been brought under section 508B of the Education Act 1996 and section 29 of the Equality Act 2010.  The claimant, who had a statement of special educational needs, contended that the local authority was obliged by one or other of these provisions to provide her with transport to school after medical appointments and transport home from after-school clubs.

A transcript of the judgment is not yet available but a further blog post will appear here when it is.

Paul Greatorex

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