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Post 16 transport for students with disabilities

Post 16 transport for students with disabilities to college or sixth form

If your child is unable to travel to school or college independently, or needs extra time to complete their course because of their medical need or disability, they may be entitled for help with their transport. They will have one of the following needs.

  • Was statemented at school
  • Has learning difficulties or disabilities
  • Has medical needs

To apply

Please download and complete an SEN Post 16 Transport Application Form [PDF, 74Kb]

Completed forms should be returned to Education Transport, Hewson House, PO Box 35, Station Road, Brigg, DN20 8XJ.

Students who are able to use public transport, should apply via the Post 16 transport to college or sixth form page. They may also be entitled to free travel on public transport under the national scheme.

Courses covered

The chosen course of study must be a course of further education at a publicly funded institution. Students over the age of 19 must be attending courses funded by a public body such as the Education Funding Agency (EFA).

School or college attended

The course must be at a college or school within North Lincolnshire unless:

  • the out-of-county college placement is funded by a public body such as the EFA or North Lincolnshire Council
  • the course is not available in North Lincolnshire and there is no suitable alternative locally
  • it would be unreasonable to travel to a college in North Lincolnshire and access to the out of county college is much easier
  • the course is nearer and transport costs no more

Personal eligibility

Residence

The student must live in North Lincolnshire and either:

  • have 'settled' status and been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years before the start of the course
  • be a national of any EU country and have been ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area for at least three years before the start of the course

Anyone who moves to North Lincolnshire for the purpose of receiving full-time education may not be eligible for support from North Lincolnshire Council.

Disability

Students may be eligible for additional support with transport if they had a statement of special education need at school or have a medical condition, which means they cannot use public transport, or they need longer to complete their course because of their medical need or disability. If a student is able to use public transport, for example having received independent travel training at school or college, but whose parent chooses not to use this means of transport, the student may not be eligible for additional support under this policy.

Age

Students must be aged 16 to 20 on the 31 August. Transport support may be extended to students aged up to 24 if they are attending residential educational provision funded by a recognised public body such as the EFA.

Educational progression

The college and North Lincolnshire Council or the EFA must support the student's attendance on the course. We must have evidence that they will gain educational benefit from it.      

Other sites of interest

Contact details

school.transport@northlincs.gov.uk

For queries about policy and eligibility:

01724 297218

For queries about bus routes:

01724 297216

Education Transport
Hewson House
PO Box 35
Station Road
Brigg
DN20 8XJ

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Fridays: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 22/06/2016
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