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
Please download and complete an SEN Post 16 Transport Application Form [PDF, 76Kb].
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.