Post 16 transport
Am I eligible?
You are eligible for transport assistance if you fulfill the following criteria:
- You are a Rutland resident
- You are 16, 17 or 18 prior to the September the application is being made
- The course providing the college is not more than 8 miles outside the Rutland county boundary
- The course desired is not available at a college closer to home
- You live more than three miles away from college
Applying for college transport
Applying for college transport
You can apply for transport at any time but if you are applying for transport to begin at the start of the academic year please be aware that your application (and payment if applicable) has not been made by 31st July we cannot guarantee that any agreed transport provision will be in place by the start of the new academic year.
Where possible, please apply online.
Before the dealing of the 31st July
Please ensure that the form is filled in correctly and always send in a photo
Wait for a response
For applications received by the deadline date entitlement will be notified within 10 working days. Students who are not entitled will be notified at the same time with options.
You can pay the full amount of the bus pass up front of you can pay by direct debit.
If you wish to pay by direct debit you need to fill in the direct debit form and return it with the application form.
Important information about your post 16 transport application
- Transport cannot be guaranteed for the start of term if applications are late
- Do not wait for your exam results before applying
- We cannot process an application without a full application and payment (if applicable)
What you do
- Submit application (May – July)
- Wait for decision
- Make payment by due date when decision received
- Inform us of any changes to circumstances (on-going)
What we do
- Assess applications (may – July)
- Send written decision & payment details to eligible students
- Issues passes & timetables when payments received
- Amend/refund/re-assess transport applications (on-going)
- No passes are sent out without payment being made.
- If your application is late you may not have transport in place for the start of term
Entitled students must pay the standard contribution towards transport costs unless there is an exemption.
Students must make their own way to the bus pick up point if this is within three miles of their home address. Students may also be required to walk from a bus stop to college.
Students may find that they are timetable to finish college at 1pm but transport isn’t until 4pm. We do not provide individual transport. Buses are planned for the standard beginning and end of the college day.
If a bus pass is issued for a local bus service, students are able to use their pass all day, Monday to Friday, during term time.
Contact the Transport team if you change your course or your address as this may change eligibility.
If you withdraw from college you must return your travel pass immediately. Partial refunds may be considered.
The Post 16 Transport Policy is available at [link to policy]
Payments and refunds
The contribution to subsidised Post 16 transport is £520 [figure in bold] per student and covers the whole academic year. If you are a full-time student carrying on for a third year on the same course please contact the Transport team for charges.
You will be exempt from paying the contribution if you are able to provide proof that you:
- Meet the current low total annual household income rate
- Are claiming JSA, ESA or are in receipt of Income Support
How to pay
By direct debit – Please return your application and indicate your payment method:
1. Four installments of £130: The full charge will be taken in 4 installments with the first payment taken on our just after 01/09/2019. Please complete the direct debit mandate and return with the application.
2. Six installments of £86.70: the full charge will be taken in 6 installments eith the first payment taken on or just after 01/09/2019. Please complete the direct debit mandate and return with application.
3. Pay in full: the full charge must be paid or on 01/09/2019
Payments can also be made through customer services by phone on 01572 722577.
By personal internet banking using: sort code 30-64-10. Account number 37780460. Quoting students names School/College attending.
- Default of any payment plan will result in immediate pass withdrawal
- Any outstanding transport debts must be cleared in full before a new application is considered
- Full payment is required for part term use (instalment plans accepted)
- Travel passes will not be issued until payment (or part) is received, or exemptions authorised
Eligible college information
Eligible colleges within the 8 mile Rutland County boundary:
- Brooksby Melton College (Melton and Brooksby campus)
- Melton Vale Post 16 Centre
- New College Stamford
- Brooke Weston Academy, Corby
- Bourne Grammar
- Tresham College of FE, Corby
- Harington School, Oakham
Misbehaviour on buses is a serious issue and could lead to a student being excluded from transport. When using a public bus service students are required to be aware of the following and act accordingly:
- Students must always let people get off the bus before boarding.
- Always have your pass ready to show the driver as you board the bus. If you do not have you bus pass you will be expected to pay the standard travel fare.
- Be punctual. Transport will depart promptly at the scheduled times.
- Sit down where there is a seat available but always give up your seat for elderly people, the less mobile, pregnant women and passengers with small children.
- Do not put feet on the seat.
- Small bags to be held on lap and larger items to be stowed under the seat at the front.
- Do not leave litter on the bus. Use bins provided or take it with you.
- If you are using a smart phone whilst travelling please ensure the volume is set to an acceptable level so as not to disturb other passengers.
If items are left on the bus please contact the operator.
Your driver has the right to refuse travel and can raise a complaint with the Transport team for repeat offenders. Serious behavioural issues could result in a pass being removed.
Please show consideration and respect for the other passengers, the vehicle and your driver.