Post-16 and college transport form

Apply for help with travel costs to college or sixth form.

Post-16 and college transport form


This form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Please allow yourself enough time to complete this form in one session as there is not an option to save and come back to it later.

Applications for travel from the start of September

This application form is for the academic year 2021/22. The deadline for applications is 4 July 2021.

The contribution for 2021/22 is £658. This is waived for families who are assessed as being on a low income.

Parents will need to plan how their students will get to school/college for the start of term.Please note that no transport will be arranged for induction weeks at colleges.

If you need help filling out the form you can ask your school or college. Alternatively please contact the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS) on 033 022 28555.

We may be able to offer help to sixth form age students with SEND, who are attending a school or college from September 2021. Normally, you will have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to be entitled to help.

We do not provide travel assistance for higher education courses.

Assistance provided may be a rail or bus pass, contribution towards the cost of travel, or in exceptional circumstances, a taxi/minibus.

You must make a new application each year even if you currently receive transport.

The contribution for academic year 2021/22 is £658 and can be paid by direct debit over 7 months from October. If you are assessed as having low income there may be no charge.

You will need to have the following documentation available before you start:

- course code and title

- low income evidence if applicable.

If you are considered eligible for travel assistance, please note that it will not be provided unless one of the following is completed:

- evidence of low income is submitted at the time of application

- a payment options form is completed and returned. This form will be sent to you following your application.

Your data privacy

All documents relating to this application will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation and may be shared within West Sussex County Council, your child’s school and with your child’s transport provider solely for the purposes of arranging and providing home to school transport.

The data will be kept for six months after an unsuccessful application and in the case of a successful application for two years after the date the transport is no longer in place and then securely destroyed.

This Authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and, to this end, may use the information you have provided on this form for the detection and prevention of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

Before completing this form please read our general Privacy Policy (opens in a new window).

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