Merton Council

Home to School Travel Consultation


The Council is reviewing the way it provides home to school transport as part of a council wide travel and transport review.

The vast majority of the Council’s expenditure on home to school travel and transport is on providing assistance for pupils and students who have special educational needs and disabilities.

The Council is seeking views on:

  • Home to school travel for statutory school age (5-16) children
  • Home to school/college travel for non-statutory school age (pre-school and post-16) children 

Our consultation will run from 16th November 2021 to 5th January 2022, with a number of ways to get involved and have your say, including:

  • Completing the survey below;
  • Participating in a Webinar. We are currently working in partnership with Kids First (the independent forum for parents of children and young people with disabilities or special needs) on this, and a date in early December will be advertised here shortly. We will directly email details to all families registered on our database, as will Kids First;
  • Sessions for staff involved to have their say and find out more and for children and young people in at least three of the schools where we transport the most children;
  • You can also email your views on the consultation to us at

We welcome the views of residents, parents, providers, schools and other stakeholders on possible changes to the way we provide home to school transport.

Before providing your feedback, we would encourage you to read our School transport consultation summary two page summary consultation document and  Home to school or college travel and transport full consultation document, which contains details on the options.

Consultation start date 16 November 2021
Consultation end date 05 January 2022
Take part in Home to School Travel Consultation

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Children, Schools & Families
Tom Procter
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