Post-16 education transport
From 1 September 2017, 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?
If you would prefer to complete a paper application form instead of using the online system, a copy can be found below.
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.
Lost, stolen or damaged travel passes
If you have lost your travel pass, or it has been damaged, be advised there is a charge.
Stolen travel pass will be replaced free of charge, when you supply a valid Police Incident Number.
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.
Transport policy statement for post-16 students in full time learning 2018-19.
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This policy covers mainstream, special and post-16 education transport. Includes a glossary of terms.
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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