Post 16 FAQs

No, there is a cost for Post 16 transport. However, if you opt for and are accepted for a petrol allowance this fee will be waived.

The cost for the 2022/23 academic year will be £541.00, if paid in ten equal instalments by direct debit; the cost will be reduced by 10% to £486.90 if paid in one instalment at the time of application or prior to the start of the academic year.

The 16 -19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help young people overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education.

Please allow 30 working days for a response from submitting the application.

We have an Independent Travel Trainer who can assist with confidence and skills to become independent on Public Transport. This is a referral only service, please see the relevant link for more details.

Yes you will need to submit a new application each year. Applications received for eligible students before the 31st of May will ensure transport is in place for the 1st days of term. Applications received after the 31st May, transport may not be in place for the beginning of term. 

Appeals Process

If your school transport application has been refused, you have the right to appeal.  The appeal procedure is a two stage process consisting of a Review and an Appeal.

Stage one – Review 

  • A request for a review must be submitted within 20 working days of the date of the refusal letter.
  • The written request should detail why you believe the decision should be reviewed and give details of any personal and/or family exceptional circumstances you believe should be considered.
  • Within 20 working days of receipt of your written request a Senior Transport Officer will review the original decision and send you a written notification of the outcome of their review, this will include the decision reached; how the review was conducted; information about other departments and/or agencies that were consulted as part of the process; what factors were considered and the rationale for the decision reached.  If the review is refused the letter will also confirm how to appeal against the decision.

Stage two – Full Appeal 

  • You have 20 working days from receipt of the local authority’s review decision notification to make a written request to escalate the matter to the appeal.
  • Within 40 working days of receipt of your request an independent appeal panel of 3 Senior Officers (independent of the original decision) will consider written and verbal representations from both the parent and officers involved in the case.   
  • Within 5 working days of the appeal panel hearing a written notification of the outcome of their appeal will be sent to you; this will include the decision reached; how the appeal was conducted; it will confirm if other departments and/or agencies were consulted as part of the process; what information were considered; and the rationale for the decision reached. 
  • If the appeal is refused, the letter will also confirm your right to put the matter to the Local Government Ombudsman