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Post 16 Transport

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Post 16 student travel assistance

Birmingham City Council is unable to provide travel assistance for those students who are 16 years and older and are remaining in Further Education, with the exception of those students who have special needs.

Birmingham's Post 16 Transport Policy Statement is available below.

The Post 16 Transport Policy statements from all Local Authorities in England and Wales are available at the GOV.UK web site.

Students with Learning Difficulties and / or Disabilities

Assistance is considered by the local authority School Travel Service for those students who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs and who are either remaining at a Special School or attending the nearest appropriate School Sixth Form or College of Further Education that meets their needs. Applications are considered on their own merits.

Outside the Birmingham area

The School Travel Service can also consider helping those students with special needs that attend specialist schools / colleges outside of the Birmingham area. Further information can be obtained from your personal advisor at school or college or from your local Connexions Centre.

Public Transport

There is an extensive public transport network of buses, trams and trains in the Birmingham area. Further information from Centro and National Express West Midlands on the types of passes that can be purchased can be seen in the Post 16 Transport Policy Statement.

Birmingham Connexions Service

Birmingham Connexions Service provides young people who use Connexions centres with advice and information on bus and train routes and travel passes.

Connexions Personal Advisers will work with young people who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs during their last year in school.
The Personal Adviser will carry out an assessment of each young person who is expected to go on to further education, higher education or training. This assessment is used to produce a “Learner Support Plan” which outlines the support that a young person will require to access that provision and should include any transport support needed.

Further details can be obtained on tel 0121 675 6105 / 6 or www.birmingham.gov.uk/connexions