The post16 travel scheme offers support to students who study at school sixth forms, sixth form colleges and further education colleges.
To qualify for the post16 travel scheme, students must:
Transport will not be agreed to any alternative college, sixth form college, sixth form or other learning establishment, even if the qualification or course is not available at the designated core route establishment.
Students who meet the above criteria can live anywhere in the county and still receive support, as long as they can get to a pick-up point on a core route that serves their sixth form or college.
See links below for core route details, which are based on high school catchment areas:
Visit Where I Live to find out what school catchment area you live in. Students living within the core route area and very isolated from a boarding point may qualify for further help such as a cycle allowance or a moped loan through the Kickstart scheme if no other means of reaching the boarding point are available.
For full details read the terms and conditions of the post16 travel scheme to make sure you qualify.
Travel passes will be issued for use on transport within the core route areas which operate at times suitable for the standard college or sixth form day.
If more than one transport operator covers the same route, the County Council will usually only have a contract for one service.
Visit the individual college and sixth form pages for more detailed information on transport options.
Download The Home to School and College Transport Policy (pdf 133kb) for further information.
For Post16 students the provision of travel assistance will be assessed establishment by establishment. It should not be assumed that any travel assistance will be provided, although travel options, such as 16-19 discounts, may be available directly from operators.
For Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form travel assistance will be available through the Post16 Scheme as for other south Norwich sixth forms.
Although young people must now remain in education or training until they are 18, the government has not increased the age range of free transport available to eligible young people in line with this. Free transport is still only available to eligible children up to age 16.