Shropshire Council

Post-16 (16-19 year olds)

There isn’t a statutory duty to provide transport for students post 16, although we currently offer a contribution scheme for students with an education, health and care (EHC) plan attending their designated/nearest post-16 establishment.

The agreed level of contribution for the 2019/20 academic year is £875. For families on defined benefits (please see below), a contribution towards the cost of the transport assistance will be £280 for the academic year.

Where families are in receipt of the following defined benefits listed below and the student qualifies for assistance, a contribution of £280 will be required:

  • Income-based job seekers allowance
  • Income support
  • Free school meals
  • Child tax credit with annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, of less than £16,190 on 1 September 2019 or subsequently on the date of application

Entitlement will need to be reassessed on an annual basis and necessary evidence must be supplied

Please take a look at our ‘How to apply’ page or contact us on 01743 253049 or email special.transport.team@shropshire.gov.uk should you have any queries or require further assistance.

We assess every young person on their individual needs. The obligations that apply to school transport derive from the Education and Inspections Act 2006, (in particular section 508 A-G), and the Department for Education post-16 transport to education and training guidance.