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Post-16 SEND Transport to school/collegeand Post-19 arrangements for Young Adult Learners with an EHCP

It is important for students and their parent/carers to consider how they will travel to school or college at Post-16, as in the majority of cases they will have to arrange and pay for transport themselves. Local Authorities do not have a statutory duty to provide free transport to school or college for students who are above compulsory school age (over 16 years of age). An application can be made and is subject to the eligibility criteria of the Post-16 Transport policy (listed in the supporting documents) at:

There is a contribution required, currently £600 for 2018-19 and the amount is reviewed annually. The contribution will be £630 for September 2019-2020. Those families on a low income who provide the relevant documentation do not need to pay.

Applications need to be made from June for a September start. Applications can also be made during the year for an immediate start. A Post-16 application needs to be made every year.

The County Council also offers limited help with transport to young adult learners (aged 19 and above) with an EHCP. They must meet the same eligibility criteria for assistance with transport as students of sixth form age.

Further details are in the Post-16 Transport Policy statement: