PLEASE NOTE: Applications for September 2017 post-16 transport assistance have not yet opened. The online form will be available on this page by the end of June 2017.
Post-16 education transport
From 1 September 2016, financial support will only be available for students living in low income households who meet the Council’s qualifying criteria.
Support will continue for students who are already part-way through a course, which started before 1 September 2016, for the remainder of that course only.
Support will also continue for students with statements of special education needs and disabilities (SEND) or Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) who meet the Council's qualifying criteria.
How do I apply?
The payment will be taken with the application, and your money will be refunded if your application is not eligible.
Bus passes are normally issued within 10 working days, or before the start of the school term (whichever is longer). If your application is unsuccessful, you will be advised within the same timescale. Please wait until 10 working days have passed before contacting us to check progress.
Full information regarding post-16 transport entitlement can be found in the "Do you qualify for help?" booklet.
If you need help completing the online application form, please telephone 0345 045 5208 and a member of staff will be able to assist.
Lost or stolen travel passes
You can apply for a replacement home to school pass online.
School bus timetables
You will receive information about bus allocation and timetables with the bus pass. However, if you receive a bus pass for a public service bus, please refer to the buses section on our website.
Behaviour on a school bus
All pupils who use transport provided by the Council are expected to abide by the Travel Code of Conduct.
Post-16 transport policy statement
For further information, please see the transport policy statement and the home to school travel assistance policy.
A termly allowance, currently £40 per term, may be payable to students who are entitled to free or subsidised transport, but use a bicycle to travel to school / college instead. To claim for this allowance, please complete the claim form below. Please note that a new form needs to be completed at the end of each term.
If you have any queries relating to home to school / college transport, please contact the Social and Education Transport Team:
Social and Education Transport Team
Box No. SH1013
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 045 5208