Consultation on Post-16 Transport Policy Statement

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Purpose

Hampshire County Council is consulting with schools, colleges, pupils, and their parents ahead of the publication of its annual Post-16 Transport Policy Statement.

Description

Each year, central government’s Department of Education, requires the County Council to publish a Post-16 Transport Policy Statement specifying transport provisions for students attending sixth form or college.

In summary, the County Council provides transport support only to students with a learning difficulty or disability. Pupils eligible for support will normally have an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP).

The support provided requires an annual parental contribution (proposed £570 for the 2017/2018 academic year) which is waived in certain circumstances. Mainstream students are not normally supported with the cost of travel to their post-16 destination. However, students from low income families may be supported with travel costs by the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, which is administered by colleges and other post 16 settings. Most larger post-16 organisations can provide comprehensive advice on transport services for students attending their setting.

Hampshire County Council invites your comments on the existing Policy Statement and any specific post-16 travel issues in your area.

We particularly welcome the views of young people of Sixth Form/college age, as well as year 11 students who will be moving on to sixth form or college next September.

Further information

Read the County Council’s Existing Policy Statement .

More information about Home to School Transport, our policies and help with transport and travel to school.

If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact: passenger.transport.enquiries@hants.gov.uk

How to take part

Please submit your responses to the consultation survey online.

The deadline for responses is 23:59 Friday 21 April 2017.