Post-16 travel

We have a Post-16 Transport Policy Statement which sets out the provision available for mainstream students aged between 16 and 19 and students with special needs and disabilities aged 16-25. Transport assistance provided by us may be subject to a charge. For more information please see post 16 college travel.


Post-16 students in full-time education continue to be eligible for reduced fare travel passes on buses and trains in Derbyshire, including destinations just outside the county, up to their 19th birthday under our b_line concessionary fares scheme (opens in a new window). Schools, colleges and libraries hold information and can provide students with an application form.

To make sure that transport and other factors are not a barrier to post-16 education, the Government has made arrangements for getting financial help to students who need it most.

Schools, colleges and training providers now have bursary funds to help students facing financial hardship. For advice, speak to your tutor at school or college. You can also find out more at Gov.UK (opens in a new window).

For further information on transport you can contact us:

email: admissions.transport@derbyshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 537479

Enquiries and reviews

Any enquiries about school or college transport should be made to us. If a request for help with transport is refused and you feel that you may have special family circumstances which warrant help, then you can ask for the decision to be reviewed.

The review will give the opportunity for the parent to state the particular reasons they feel their child should receive help with transport.

Requests for a review must be made on the appropriate form. For a copy, email: admissions.transport@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 537479. You should provide as much information as possible and include copies of any documents you wish us to take into account in support of your request for a review.

Sustainable modes of travel

As part of our Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy we are actively supporting all schools in encouraging children and parents to make less use of the car for the journey to and from school and to consider walking, cycling and use of public transport as viable alternatives. School travel plans have now been adopted by all schools in Derbyshire and, through their implementation, we will continue to provide this support. For more information visit our sustainable travel page.