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Post 16 Transport Policy Statement 2023-24

3. Additional information

Travel outside the borough

The Council supports choice so that young people should have a reasonable opportunity to choose between the courses available to them at 16 and be supported to access their choices. The Council transport e.g. taxis, mini-buses etc, will not be provided to learners who choose to enroll in an out-of- borough education establishment unless it makes sense for an individual student because a similar, suitable course is not available locally. The Council may provide assistance if a similar course is not available locally, however students should also enquire about travel assistance available from their learning provider. Colleges may be able to provide assistance with transport for some pupils form their student access budget.

Contacts for transport providers in the Stockton-on-Tees area and UK

For further details of Post 16 providers and local bus/coach operators covered by this policy statement please contact the Community Transport Service on 01642 527117.

Or write to: Community Transport Service, Cowpen Lane Depot, Cowpen Lane, Billingham, TS23 4DD

This policy statement and other information about young people's travel are available on the Council website on the school transport page.

A main source of Government web based information for the general public can be found on the  Government subsidised transport for 16 to 19 year olds in education webpage.