School travel assistance

Post 16 provision - criteria

Post 16 provision will be considered against the following criteria:

  • Consideration of EHCP that the young person has
  • The young person / adult is 16-25 and is attending further education at a school, college or training provider.
  • The course is deemed suitable and will provide an educational benefit to the young person / adult and has been agreed by the council.
  • The journey is impracticable or dangerous to take to an educational establishment of less than 3 miles.  Applications assessed on individual merits.

Young people aged 16-19 may be eligible for a bursary fund  which is designed to help 16, 17 and 18-year-old young people who struggle with the costs of full-time education or training. 

To be eligible for the discretionary bursary young people must:

  • Be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2019 or
  • Be aged 19 or over at 31 August 2019 and have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Be aged 19 or over at 31 August 2019 and continuing a study programme they began aged 16 to 18 (19+ “continuers”)
  • Be studying a programme that is subject to inspection by a public body which assures quality (such as Ofsted) the provision must also be funded by either a Government funding agency or the local authority.

Further details on the scheme can be obtained by visiting the following website: or contact your educational placement. 

Bursary’s are administered by the individual providers. You should apply directly to student services at your placement. Most schemes are administered on a first come first served basis. You should apply as soon as you have secured a place.


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