AN autistic boy was banned from his school bus after escorts complained about his behaviour.

But his mum says he was provoked and the escorts - who travel with Ollie Parker on the bus- should be able to handle his needs.

Ollie, eight, attends Fort Royal Community Primary School in Wyld’s Lane, Worcester due to his condition.

It means he must travel each day from his home in Malvern on a special minibus with an escort.

But last Tuesday he was excluded for a week, only being allowed to return to the bus today.

Stacey Corns said: “It is disgusting - they say they can’t cater for his needs. Yes he does kick out and he does spit but these people are supposed to be trained to deal with children with disabilities.

“Some of the escorts provoke him and make him act up. How they can treat someone like this and then nothing gets done to escorts?

“I find it disgusting how can you can kick an autistic child off the bus - the whole week has been an nightmare. It’s stressful for him because of his autism. He has struggled big time and he didn’t sleep properly.”

Miss Corns says no alternative transport arrangements were offered to get him to school during the ban.

The mum-of-five, who doesn’t drive and has four other children at different schools and nurseries in Malvern and Worcester, has struggled to get Ollie to school on time.

Her disabled father Thomas Corns was able to take Ollie to school some days but he arrived late and left early due to traffic.

Miss Corns said: “On Wednesday I was not able to get him to school until 10.45am due to roadworks - I think the council didn’t look at the whole situation.

“On Monday morning I went into school and explained how this will affect Ollie and they understood. There was a chart with stickers for good behaviour and the school agreed to try it. In the afternoon the council rang and said they wouldn’t accept it.

“Why do it for so long? Five days for the first time he has not been allowed on the bus is wrong.”

Miss Corns feels she is being treated unfairly as she struggles with reading and writing and has been told her verbal complaints were “not logged.”

Councillor Marcus Hart, cabinet member with responsibility for education and skills, said: “Worcestershire County Council is committed to providing transport to ensure children and young people with disabilities or mobility problems are able to get to school safely each day.

“It’s also important to us that their families and our support staff feel happy with the arrangements we provide.

“We are continuing to look into this matter and are speaking to the family so we can reach a solution that everyone is happy with.”