Post-16 Transport

Post-16 transport is available at a charge for eligible students aged 16 and 19.

Support is not provided to independent (fee-paying) establishments.

Who is eligible

Children who are attending the nearest school, sixth form or college that offers the majority of the course being studied (50% or more of the course), and live more than 3 miles away are eligible.

Read the Essex County Council Education Transport Policy (PDF, 655KB) and Post-16 Transport Policy (PDF, 662KB) for more details.

How to apply

Use the post-16 transport application form (PDF, 1.83MB) to apply.

How much you have to pay

The standard charge for post-16 transport is £900 per year.

For low income families, the charge is £450 per year.

Student bursary

Students aged 16 to 19 could get a bursary from the government to help with education related expenses.

GOV.UK has more about the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund including eligibility, what you’ll get and how to claim.

More information

ESSEX.GOV has more information on post-16 transport.

Phone number

0845 603 2200

Operational locations

  • Essex


County Hall