Post 16 Transport Applications
Although Local Authorities are not required to provide free home to school/college transport for students in Further Education, Cornwall Council operates a policy of subsidised travel to Further Education for students aged between 16–19 (25 for students with special educational needs). The cost of subsidised transport for the 2015-16 academic year is £396, payable either in full or in three termly installments (£150, £150, £96). If your family income is below £16,190 per year your son/daughter may be eligible to receive the National 16-19 Discretionary Bursary or, for families with income between £16,190 and £31,000 there is a Wadebridge School Bursary, both of which can be used to help with transport costs, to check eligibility criteria please see separate details on our 16-19 Bursary page.
Cornwall Council would prefer that Post 16 transport applications are made using their online system although, if you prefer, you can download and post/email a paper copy. A copy of the Cornwall Council 2015-16 Transport Policy can also be downloaded here.
The deadlines/timescales for applying are as follows:
- Applications can be made at any time after the 01 June 2016. Parents are advised to apply as quickly as possible after this date. Applications should be made by 19 August 2016 in order for students to receive their pass or other travel arrangements by 02 September 2016.
- Applications received between 20 August 2016 and 31 August 2016 will not be considered until all on-time applications have been processed. Transport for applications received during this time will not commence until Monday 26 September 2016. Students will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from school/college at their own expense in the meantime.
- Applications received after 01 September 2016 will not be considered until all other applications have been processed. The Passenger Transport Unit will process these applications as quickly as possible but cannot guarantee a set transport start date. Students will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from school/college at their own expense in the meantime.