07/01/21 Emailed to Y11 Parents and Carers

Consultation on Post-16 Travel arrangements for 2021/2022 

Suffolk County Council are consulting on the Post-16 Travel policy for the 2021/2022 school year and have asked us to contact families of Year 11 students.

The consultation can be found on the Suffolk County Council website Consultations page and will be open until 5.00pm on 15 February 2021.

SCC are seeking views about amendments to their proposed Post-16 Travel policy for the 2021/2022 school year. The amendments to the policy are designed to ensure that the policy is clearer for parents/carers to understand what travel options there are for their child.

SCC are proposing to:

1] Extend the Eligibility Criteria to support Post-16 travel to the nearest Suffolk school sixth form for students who live nearer to a school sixth form outside of Suffolk and to enable students to attend the sixth form in their Transport Priority Area when travel to that school had been protected under the School Travel Policy for 5-16 year olds in September 2019.

2] Make the annual increase to the charge of Post-16 travel and the cost of a spare seat.

3] Indicate what sustainable travel options are available for Post-16s.

4] Describe in greater detail the Independent Travel Training service.