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Learner travel arrangementsW

2Duty to assess learner travel needsW

(1)This section applies in relation to—

(a)learners who have not attained the age of 19;

(b)learners who have attained the age of 19 who have begun a course of education or training before attaining that age and continue to attend that course;

(c)such other learners as may be prescribed.

(2)In each academic year, a local authority must assess the learner travel needs of their area for the following academic year. But this duty is subject to the provisions of section 5.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), the “learner travel needs” of a local authority's area are the needs of learners who are ordinarily resident in the authority's area for suitable travel arrangements each day to and from the relevant places where they receive education or training.

(4)In making an assessment under subsection (2) a local authority must have regard in particular to—

(a)the needs of learners who are disabled persons,

(b)the needs of learners with learning difficulties,

(c)the needs of learners who are children looked after, or formerly looked after, by a local authority,

(d)the age of learners, and

(e)the nature of the routes which learners could reasonably be expected to take to the relevant places where they receive education or training.

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 in force at 6.3.2009 by S.I. 2009/371, Sch. Pt. 1