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Post 16 Transport

Cornwall Council does not have a legal duty to provide free or subsidised transport for young people aged 16‐19.  However, we choose to provide a heavily‐subsidised transport scheme. This is to promote access to education and opportunities for all young people in Cornwall.

The eligibility criteria is set out in Cornwall’s Post-16 Transport Policy.

The required contribution for subsidised transport in the 2020/21 academic year is £515 per student.  This contribution is required for all students (including those with an Education, Health and Care Plan).  It can be paid in full, or termly in advance, please see breakdown below:

  • Autumn Term - £195
  • Spring Term - £195
  • Summer Term - £125

You may wish to apply for support through the 16‐19 Bursary Fund to help make this contribution.  This should be applied for via the school/college. This scheme is not managed by Cornwall Council.

The statutory duty on Cornwall Council to provide transport free of charge is reintroduced for young people who:

  • are aged between 19 and 25
  • have an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • are eligible for subsidised transport   

Please read Cornwall’s Post-16 Transport Policy for full details

Are you ready to apply?

Some schools/colleges operate their own transport schemes.  Please speak to your school/college to determine if their arrangements better suit your needs. You should do this before making an application for Post-16 Transport through Cornwall Council’s scheme.

Apply online for Post 16 transport