Transport for 16-19 year olds

We are able to provide transport assistance to some students attending college or sixth form in Herefordshire (including The Barrs Court Hub and years 12,13 and 14 at Westfield school). You will have to make a contribution towards the cost of transport, but can apply for this support if:

  • You go on to full-time education after you leave school in year eleven
  • You're under 19 years old at the beginning of the academic year
  • You live more than three miles from your place of study
  • You live at an address that pays Council Tax to Herefordshire Council
  • You are studying a full-time course (more that 15 hours a week) in Herefordshire, unless you're studying outside the county because your course is unavailable in Herefordshire

You can apply online and can find information on bus routes on our bus services page. Students attending Hereford colleges (including Holme Lacy College) can refer to the transport routes into Hereford document. Students attending their local school sixth form will be allocated a space on existing school transport. On the majority of routes, a bus or rail travel permit will allow you to travel at any time during the day before 6pm Monday to Friday, term-time only.

You can apply online even before you have been accepted into college and will be refunded the payment before term commences, if you are not successful. Please note you must allow up to 28 days for the provision of a travel pass and we are unable to refund travel expenses incurred while travelling without a pass.

The closing dates for applications for train passes are:- 

  • Autumn term train pass 14 September 2018
  • Spring term train pass 11 January 2019
  • Summer term train pass 29 April 2019

Herefordshire Council is the Data Controller under data protection law and will use the information you provide on this form for the purpose of organising your transport. The legal basis for processing this data is our legal obligations under the Education Act 1996 legislation. We will store your data securely for 6 years after any transport ceases in line with the Data Retention Schedule. Herefordshire Council will only share your data with the Transport Operators and the School in order to provide you with transport and also Hoople Ltd for the collection of any payments.

Apply online for 16-19 travel assistance

Download an application for transport assistance for 16-19 year olds

Make a payment for college transport

Post 16 school transport policy statement 2018-19