Post-16 Transport Policy Statement 2020-21

Closed 15 May 2020

Opened 15 Apr 2020


Each year local authorities are required to consult young people of sixth form age and their parents as well as other stakeholders on the Post 16 Transport Policy Statement before it is finalised.

This year we are asking about the impact of the Sussex Student Card potentially no longer being available.

The Post-16 Transport Policy Statement outlines the help that might be available through the County Council, schools, colleges and transport operators to help young people of sixth form age and young adult learners aged 19+ who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to get to school and college. It includes information about:

  • fares and concessions;
  • the Council’s home to school/college transport policy for learners with SEND; and
  • contact details for schools and colleges.

You can find out more about the Policy Statement in the supporting documents below:

You can find out more about the new 16-17 Saver railcard discount in comparison to the Sussex Student Card in the consultation document below:

Why We Are Consulting

The aim of the consultation is to:

Check that the Post-16 Transport Policy Statement and related information is complete, clear and accurate and to understand the impact of the Sussex Student Card rail discount scheme.

We would therefore like to gather views from young people, parents and other interested parties about:

1. The draft policy statement.

2. The future of Sussex Student Card now the 16-17 Saver gives a 50% rail discount.

Please have your say by completing our online form below.

If you would like help completing this survey, or alternative formats, then please email or call 03302 223588.

If you are deaf or have difficulty hearing you can contact us via NGT Text Relay 18001 03302 223588 providing you have this app downloaded onto your PC, laptop or smartphone.

What Happens Next

The views from the consultation will help to determine whether the existing format is helpful or whether changes should be made to improve the presentation.


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