For students aged 16 – 19 the cost of a bus pass to travel on a bus provided by Warwickshire County Council is £660 per year, these buses include the 766, 829, 830, 832, 835 and 836. If you wish to travel on a regular service bus such as the 115 or 116 then the cost is the regular daily fare or a bus pass can be purchased from the bus company. We will continue to run the 16 bus which travels from Water Orton.
Students with a special educational needs statement that meet the following criteria may be eligible for transport assistance:
- The student must be a resident in Warwickshire
- The student must be aged over 16 years and under 19 years
- The student must be attending a full-time course
- The student must have a maintained statement of special education needs
- The student or parent/carer must agree to pay a flat rate charge as a contribution towards the cost of transport or would like to apply for travel allowance payments
For those that meet the above criteria Transport Assistance may be offered in two forms:
Travel Allowance Payments
If a student qualifies for transport assistance the parent/carer may opt to receive travel allowance payments to enable them to transport the student to and from sixth form. Payments are made termly and are strictly based on the student’s attendance. Travel allowances are paid at a rate of 25 pence per mile. The amount paid will be calculated on two return journeys per day. This will then be multiplied by the number of days the student attends. All payments are made in arrears, usually at the end of each term.
Warwickshire County Council Transport
Transport may be provided to students who meet the SEN 16-19 Transport Assistance criteria and whose parents/carers are unable to transport them to and from school. Transport assistance may be given in the form of a bus pass, train pass or private vehicle. However this is subject to a charge of £660 per school per year although some financial assistance is available to families who are classed as having a low income. Students of families in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits listed below are considered to be from a low income family and qualify for a reduced charge of £330.
- Income support
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
- The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- The maximum level of Working Tax Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance (Income-related)
- Child Tax Credit (below the relevant threshold of £16,190 as of May 2013)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999