Post 16 Transport

Post-16 transport is available at a charge for students between the ages of 16 and 19 provided that the eligibility criteria is met.

The post-16 transport policy is detailed within the full Education Transport Policy and also via the post-16 transport policy statement.

If, having read all of the information below you wish to apply, please complete the post-16 transport application form. More information can be found within the post-16 transport policy statement.

Charge

The standard charge for post-16 Transport is £900 per year.

For low income families, the charge is £450 per year.

Low income families are defined as those in receipt of income support or an equivalent benefit, or being in receipt of an annual household income less than £16,190.

Application periods

There are two periods for new transport applications to be assessed. You only need to apply once for the academic year – the assessment will cover the remainder of that academic year as long as the criteria are met and charges paid.

The application periods are:

  • Autumn term = applications received between 1 March and 30 September
  • Spring term = applications received between 1 October and 31 January

Where an application is received after the Autumn term closing date (30 September), transport will be considered for January onwards.

Example case: An application is received on the 4 November. Transport would be considered for a spring term start. A fresh application would not be required for summer term, only payment of the charge.

For further information, please follow the link below.

https://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Travel-School/Pages/Post-16-Transport.aspx