Home to School Transport – Post 16 Policy Statement 2022-2023

Closed 8 May 2022

Opened 14 Apr 2022


We are seeking your views on our updated Post 16 Transport Policy Statement. The Department for Education requires Local Authorities to consult each year, regardless of any changes, to ensure the policy provides a full picture of the available transport and support. Legislation on free school transport only applies to children until the end of Year 11. Any arrangements for travel support for 16-18 are at the discretion of each Local Authority. Some local authorities make a parental charge for travel support post 16, BHCC operates a discretionary policy to support families on a low income and for some young people with a learning or a physical disability.

The Post-16 Transport Policy Statement outlines the help that might be available through the Council, schools, colleges and transport operators to help young people of sixth form age and young adult learners aged 19+ to get to school and college.