Transport to school

Your child may be eligible for Local Authority transport however this should be applied for through your SEND team. Complaints or concerns regarding local authority transport arrangements should be reported directly to your home area transport team:

East Area: Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale 01282 831858

North Area: Lancaster, Wyre and Fylde 01524 425902

South Area: Preston, South Ribble and Leyland 01772 705055

West Lancs Area: 01695 587420

Kirkham/Fylde Area: 01772 685504

Please be aware that transport arrangements are subject to change and if your child needs to leave early or arrive late during the day, for example illness or medical appointments parent/carers are responsible for transporting them to and from school.

If you have decided to transport your child to and from school yourself, you will drop off and pick up at the pupil entrance. If you arrive early you can ring the intercom at the gates to be allowed entrance to the school grounds to queue.  There will be staff outside to assist pupils at the start and finish of the school day.  Do not allow your child to leave the car before being prompted; this is a safety risk.

Please remember to tell the transport team directly (not the vehicle driver/PA) if you move house as this may mean that your child will change vehicle and may need a new risk assessment. This will take time so please inform them early.

You may be able to claim for mileage – please speak to your SEND team / transport for more details.

The Inclusion Service (previously the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or SEND Service) is split into 3 area teams:

North - Fylde, Wyre and Lancaster

South - Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Preston

East - Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, Burnley and Pendle

Contact Us

Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager

T| 01772 782205

E| hillside@hillside.lancs.sch.uk

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