As far as possible, learners are encouraged to travel independently. Some learners will always need support on transport to get from home to their chosen place of learning safely and reliably.
Learners who are in years 12+ are required to pay a fixed fee for post-16 transport to school or college. The transport policy and current costs are available on the Devon County Council website.
Some learners may be eligible for the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, which can be used towards transport costs.
Requests for local authority supported travel to school, or college post-16 must be made through the county council website. Transport for children with special educational needs Archives – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk) If you wish to make an enquiry regarding entitlement to free or assisted school transport, please email the School Transport Team via Schooltransportservicequeriesfirstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 0345 155 1019.
Supported transport such as minibuses and taxis are only provided to eligible learners for the return journey from home to the main school or college site. It does not take learners to offsite college activities or work experience placements.
Further information about transport for SEND pupils can be found on Devon County Council’s website: Transport for children with special educational needs Archives – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk)
If you wish to make an enquiry regarding entitlement to free or assisted school transport, please email the School Transport Team via Schooltransportservicequeriesemail@example.com. Or call 0345 155 1019.
National Bus Pass
The National Bus Pass from allows individuals to travel for free on local buses. Please can you check the eligibility requirements (www.traveldevon.info/bus/national-bus-pass/applying-for-a-bus-pass-based-on-disability) and if your young person meets these, please can you apply for a pass as soon as possible.
The Devon Companion Bus Pass will provide free travel for one person traveling with a disabled person who is using their National Bus Pass in the Devon County Council area. You can apply for a
Companion Pass if you: already have a Devon County Council-issued National Bus Pass, are aged 11 years or over, and have a severe disability and would find it extremely difficult to access local bus
services without the assistance of a travelling companion. Apply here: www.traveldevon.info/bus/national-bus-pass/the-devon-companion-bus-pass.
Devon Access Wallet
In addition, you may also like to apply for the Devon Access Wallet
(www.traveldevon.info/accessibility/devon-access-wallet). The Devon Access Wallet scheme is an initiative to help make journeys by bus or train easier for anyone with communication difficulties, people with disabilities, deaf people and those whose first language is not English.
To find out about transport to other settings, please contact the provider directly or your allocated social worker or social care (if applicable).