Please ensure you read all of the information below, including the frequently asked questions and terms and conditions, before applying for assistance.
To qualify, the following applies:
*When assessing applications for transport assistance, we look at the combination of subjects a student wishes to study and also the career path they wish to follow. We will check the UCAS website for qualification requirements to see if the subjects are a specific requirement for entry to a higher education course or career the student wishes to follow. Only when the combination of subjects is essential will we approve assistance with transport to a school or college that is not the nearest to the student's home address. It is rare that a particular subject needs to be studied to access a higher education course, i.e 'A' level law is not an essential entry requirement to study a law degree.
Please note, students are expected to make their own way to the pickup point. If you live over one mile from the nearest pick-up point, we may be able to offer you a mileage allowance to the pick-up point.
|New starter (for example starting a new course) and renewals (for example continuing your existing course for a second year).||£490|
|New starter and renewals - low income||£245*|
Students meeting one of the following criteria are exempt from payment
Students with a current:
*The charge will only be reduced or waived once we have verified your claim. When applying online you will need to complete your direct debit details and upload or forward your evidence if required. Once we have determined that you meet the low income criteria we will reduce the charge and direct debits accordingly and you will be notified of this.
The charge can be paid in one amount or by nine monthly direct debits (the first payment is taken in October, with the final payment taken in June). If paying by direct debit, payment will only be taken if transport assistance has been approved.
Our post 16 transport assistance may not be the cheapest option and you are advised to investigate public transport fares locally and speak to your further education establishment before applying.
If you changed school at the end of Year 11 and want to renew for the second year of the course or you are changing school, going to a different college or have special circumstances (i.e. low income or students with special educational needs), we require further details on what you want to study and where you want to go. You can provide these details online:
If you are staying on at your normal school or want to renew for the same school you attended in Year 11, please apply online for a paid travel permit.
If you are aged between 19-25 and would like information about post 19 travel assistance, visit the special educational needs and disabilities page.