Post 16 Transport


Post 16 Transport Consultation

Please note that the information on this page refers to Post 16 transport for the 2016/17 academic year.

To find out more about proposed changes to the Post 16 transport policy which would come into effect from 2017/18, please follow this link Post 16 Transport Consultation.

How do I qualify for Post 16 Transport?

Subsidised transport is only available for eligible students who attend one of the following:

  • School Sixth Form
  • Further Education establishment (Colleges) 
  • Local Authority commissioned learning provider
  • Apprenticeship provider for students aged between sixteen and nineteen

If you’re eligible for college transport you may apply for: 

  • Subsidised bus or train pass 
  • Specialist transport - e.g. taxi (exceptional circumstances only) 
  • a fuel allowance (exceptional circumstances only)

To find out whether you’re eligible for subsidised transport please read the Post-16 Transport Policy 2016/17.

We do NOT process applications for the follow colleges and sixth forms:

Students attending these schools will need to complete the Post 16 Transport Application for 2016/17 (School-College) and send it to them directly.

For Cornwall College group (Camborne, St Austell, Newquay, Saltash, Duchy and Rosewarne). Please contact them directly on 01726 226404 to their transport application.

How much does it cost?

The full amount for 2016/17 academic year will be £398. All payments are now managed through Sundry Debts and they will contact you once your application has been authorised. Sundry Debts are able to offer a range of flexible payment options which are configurable to different amounts over a varying period.

Unfortunately, Cornwall Council is unable to offer a discount against £398 as this is already a subsidised rate, but you may be entitled to a school / college bursary. You will need to contact the school/college directly to see if they are able to help you.

What if my application is refused?

If your application is refused or the transport offered is unsuitable you have the right to appeal against the decision. To request an appeal you can email the Pupil Transport Team on or call us on 0300 1234 101.

You must submit your appeal within 20 working days from receipt of the decision. For further details on how to appeal please refer to the Post-16 Transport Policy 2016/17.

How do I apply?

To apply for subsidised transport for 2016/17, please complete the form below: 

Post 16 Transport Application Form for Local Authority. Please return your completed form to


Post: Pupil Transport, West 3, New County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY

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