Post-16 travel assistance for SEND students

5/18/2022 4:50:58 PM

2. Council organised transport for an annual fee

If you choose to receive transport arranged by us, you will need to pay an annual fee. The annual fee is regardless of the distance travelled to the setting.

The annual fee will be based on the number of days that the student will be attending their school or setting at the beginning of the academic year. These cannot be swapped or reduced once the transport has been arranged, however, it may be possible to arrange transportation for extra days for an additional cost.

If they attend for less than five days a week, the annual fee will be pro-rata, as follows:

Number of days travelled per week Annual fee 2021/2022 academic year Annual fee 2022/23 academic year

5 days per week

£900

£927

4 days per week

£720

£742

3 days per week

£540

£556

2 days per week

£360

£371

1 day per week

£180

£185

Reduced annual fee for financial hardship

When you apply for transport you can apply for a reduced annual fee if you can demonstrate financial hardship.

You will need to provide supporting evidence of the financial circumstances for your household when you make your transport application.

To qualify for the reduced charge, the following would be required:

  • evidence of receiving Income Support / Universal Credit
  • evidence that your household income is less than £21,000 before any deductions

This could be:

  • bank statement (one full month)
  • P60 certificate or last three payslips
  • benefits award statement

If they attend for less than five days a week, the reduced annual fee will be pro-rata, as follows:

Number of days travelled per week

Reduced annual fee 2021/22 academic year

Reduced annual fee 2022/23 academic year

5 days per week

£600

£618

4 days per week

£480

£494

3 days per week

£360

£371

2 days per week

£240

£247

1 day per week

£120

£124

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Last updated: 18 May 2022

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