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Eligibility for over 16 school and college travel assistance

Please note that applications for the new academic year need to be received by 31 of July, to guarantee transport for the start of term in September. Please submit an application, even if you have not had your place confirmed at this time, as this can always be amended or cancelled if your situation changes.  

We can provide travel assistance to full-time students continuing into further education. All over 16 students will be required to make a contribution towards transport. 

You will qualify for over 16 travel assistance if

  • you live in Worcestershire
  • you are under 19 when the course commences
  • you are attending the Sixth Form of your designated school or the establishment that is nearest to your home address that offers the LEVEL of course, not the course subject itself
  • you live more than 3 miles from the school or college
  • the appropriate contribution has been paid

You may also qualify for over 16 travel assistance if

Unsafe route

  • you live in Worcestershire
  • you are under 19 when the course commences
  • you are attending the Sixth Form of your designated school or the establishment that is nearest to your home address that offers the LEVEL of course, not the course subject itself
  • you live under the 2 or 3 mile statutory walking distance from school or college, but the route is assessed as unavailable for walking, by Worcestershire County Council's Road Safety Officer
  • the appropriate contribution has been paid

Paying for over 16 travel assistance

All over 16 students will be required to pay a contribution towards travel assistance:

  • you will be sent a payment letter once transport is allocated
  • payment can be made annually, termly, half termly or by Direct Debit at the start of the Autumn and Spring terms
  • financial support with the cost of remaining in education may be available through a Student Bursary, through your Sixth Form or College; please contact them directly to see what help may be available

Types of travel assistance available

You will be considered for the following types of transport, which will be allocated by the Education Travel Team:

Apply for travel assistance