Students who live in Monmouthshire and are over 16 and under 19 at the start of the academic year may be able to apply for Post 16 Concessionary transport if they live more than 2 miles from their nearest suitable school. Transport is not guaranteed and will only be awarded if there are vacant seats on existing contracts. If transport is awarded there will be a charge of £440 or £220 if in receipt of certain benefits. This does not have to be paid in one go and can be paid via an agreed instalment plan. The only condition is that the £440/£220 must be paid before the end of the academic year.
Please be advised that Post 16 Concessionary Transport application forms for the following academic year will be available from the 1st May each year, any application forms received before this date will not be considered and will be removed from our system and you will need to reapply. This is to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to apply for and be awarded concessionary transport. All applications received will be assessed on a first come first serve basis as well as distance from the education setting.
If you do not live in Monmouthshire but have a Post 16 child attending a Monmouthshire school, they will not ordinarily be eligible for transport. If, however we do have spare seats remaining after all the Monmouthshire residents’ applications have been considered, we will consider applications from non-Monmouthshire residents. If seats are awarded there is no guarantee that the seat will be available for the duration of the academic year as an application from a learner eligible for statutory transport will result in the seat being re-allocated to them.
Post 16 is not a statutory service and is offered on a discretionary basis as such there is no right to appeal if you are not awarded a Post 16 Concessionary seat.
Pupils will not be authorised to use a Post 16 Concessionary placement until officially confirmed in writing by The Passenger Transport Unit. If you are awarded transport and you move schools or address, then you are to advise The Passenger Transport Unit immediately in writing so that we can reassess your eligibility for the transport. If your seat is subsequently cancelled, we will review the balance on any payments and if necessary, issue you a refund. If you are paying by instalments, we will calculate the fee due at the point that the transport is withdrawn and advise you accordingly. You will remain liable for any outstanding payments. We will not accept applications for concessionary travel for any learner who has a balance remaining from a previous academic year.
For further information on how to apply for transport please refer to the guidance notes that can be found by following the link below.
Please review the policy and then complete the online application form on My Monmouthshire for Post 16 Transport. If you haven’t already registered for My Monmouthshire you will need to do this, using the link below, before completing the application form.
By registering and completing the form online you can track the progress of your application and receive updates as it is processed. Once registered, the application form will be available under the Schools and Learning area of My Monmouthshire.
If you’ve already registered using the My Monmouthshire app, currently available on Apple, Android, and Windows devices, then you can use the same email and password to log-in.