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Other help with SEND transport

Other discounted transport options for young people with SEND include

Student fares, passes and travel cards

Most bus and rail services in the local area have special rates for students. You should contact the travel operator for more details.

Travel help from colleges

Some local colleges help students over the age of 16 to get cheaper travel to school or college.

Read more in section 4.2 of the Post-16 Transport Policy Statement.

16 to 19 Bursary Fund

Young people with SEND aged between 16 and 19 can apply for financial support from the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund.

This will give the most vulnerable groups up to £1,200 a year, which can be used to pay for transport to an education provider.

Parents, carers, or young people with SEND aged 16 to 19 should speak to their education provider's SENCO, class teacher, or headteacher to find out more

Discretionary bursary

Some local colleges will help young people with SEND if they are having money problems that could stop them from staying in education.

This funding is managed locally and schools and other educational settings can award this funding to any student who is facing genuine financial barriers to participation. To find out if you are eligible for a discretionary bursary please contact your school or educational setting.

Read more in section 6.4 of the Post-16 Transport Policy Statement.