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Guide: Post-16 transport

What are my options?

Where you cannot make your own arrangements to attend a school or college, there is no public transport available or no scheme provided by your school or college, then you can talk to the transport team about what limited support can be made available.

The expectation is that parents will make the necessary arrangements for you to get to and from college. If there is an existing school or college contract vehicle, and no public transport route operating nearby, you may apply for a vacant seat.

In some cases, this will mean that an assessment of need will be required and you may need to provide additional evidence to support this assessment. Please call 0345 155 1019. The normal parental contribution for the academic year will be applied to any support.

For in-year post-16 applications please also call the MyDevon Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1019.

Low income

If there is a financial barrier to you remaining in education, the school or college should be approached for assistance. Most colleges receive 16-19 bursary funds to provide targeted help to individuals in need.

They may exercise their discretion to make financial awards to young people in ways that best fit their needs and circumstances. Bursary awards should be targeted towards young people facing financial barriers to participation, such as the costs of transport, meals, books and equipment.