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Post 16 mainstream pupils

If your child is between 16 and 18 and in further education or sixth form, we may be able to help with transport. Transport is provided to pupils who attend the catchment or nearest school or the nearest establishment which offers the chosen course.

The distance from home to school or college needs to be between 3 and 20 miles (measured by walking distance up to 3 miles and motorised route after 3 miles) and:

  • be from a low income family or;
  • have a medical need or;
  • be in the care of the authority

If your child is not in one of the 3 categories above, no transport would be provided. For more information please view our Post 16 Transport Policy (PDF 83.1KB) .

If you are not entitled to transport through us, we would also advise you contact your education provider as colleges and schools have access to the 16-18 bursary which can help towards your transport costs. These are administered directly by schools and colleges and the amount they offer may vary depending on your circumstances.

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