Apply for post 16 transport

Important | Before You Apply – Students Travelling By Bus

Before applying for Post-16 Transport provided by Cornwall Council, please take a look at the new ticket products available direct from bus companies working together under the Transport for Cornwall Partnership. In most cases, tickets will be available at a lower cost than bus passes provided through the Council’s Post 16 Transport scheme. For full details and costs, please visit https://www.transportforcornwall.co.uk/#tickets.

Please also be aware that some learning/training providers offer their own transport schemes. These may better suit your needs. Please read the information provided via the links below. If your learning/training provider is not listed below, please check with them before applying for Post-16 Transport provided by Cornwall Council.

Callywith College - www.callywith.ac.uk/transport
Cornwall College Camborne - www.cornwall.ac.uk/transport
Cornwall College Newquay - www.cornwall.ac.uk/transport
Cornwall College St Austell - www.cornwall.ac.uk/transport
Duchy College Rosewarne (Cornwall College) - www.cornwall.ac.uk/transport
Duchy College Stoke Climsland (Cornwall College) - www.cornwall.ac.uk/transport
Falmouth Marine School (Cornwall College) - www.cornwall.ac.uk/transport
Helston Community College - www.helston.cornwall.sch.uk/web/transport_to_college/610486
Petroc - www.petroc.ac.uk/life-at-petroc/advice-guidance/travel/bus
Truro and Penwith College – Penzance - www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/how-we-support-you/transport

 

Cornwall Council offers a subsidised transport scheme for students aged 16-18. This is provided on a discretionary basis.

Cornwall Council also offers a free transport scheme for students aged 19-25 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan. This is a statutory requirement.

The eligibility criteria for Post-16 Transport is set out in the policy document(s) below.

Post-16 Transport | 2022/23 Academic Year

For details of the scheme, please read Cornwall’s Post-16 Transport Policy 2022/23.

Applications for Post-16 Transport in the 2022/23 academic year will be accepted from Wednesday 1 June 2022.

We strongly advise you to apply as soon as possible after this date. This will also help the Transport Coordination Service plan its transport network. It will also enable travel passes and arrangements to be issued/confirmed sooner.

Applications must be made by Sunday 31 July 2022 in order for students to receive their travel pass/arrangements for the start of the Autumn Term. Please note that travel passes/arrangements will not be issued until your first term’s payment contribution is received (if required).

Payment contributions must be made by Sunday 7 August 2022 in order for students to receive their travel pass/arrangements for the start of the Autumn Term.

Applications and payments received after the deadlines above will be processed as soon as possible. However, where either the application or payment is late, we cannot guarantee that travel arrangements will be in place for the start of the Autumn Term. Students will need to make their own travel arrangements in the meantime.

Apply for Post-16 Transport

The required payment contribution for subsidised transport in the 2022/23 academic year is £540 per student. This payment contribution is required for all students (including those with an Education, Health and Care Plan) and can be paid in full, or termly in advance – see breakdown below.


• Autumn Term - £200
• Spring Term - £200
• Summer Term - £140

Young People With Education, Health and Care Plans

The Transport Coordination Service and Statutory SEN Service have produced this guidance document. We hope that this will help support young people and their families.

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