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Apply for 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 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.  All students (including those with an Education, Health and Care Plan, see below) must make this contribution before transport can be put in place.  It must be paid in advance, either for the year, or by term.  The required termly contributions are:

  • 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.  The 16-19 Bursary Fund is not managed by Cornwall Council and applications for support should be made for via the school/college.

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