Transport for those aged 16-19 | Oxfordshire County Council

Transport for those aged 16-19

What transport is available for those aged 16 – 19?

We don't provide assistance to travel for students choosing to attend a college, it will be necessary for you contact the college direct. However, A large number of commercial bus services are available that serve school sixth forms/colleges and further education colleges.

There is no free entitlement to Post 16 transport for students attending a sixth form school. Full details are set out in the Transport Policy Statement (pdf format, 193KB) for those aged 16–18 and students continuing in education who are aged 19.

To purchase tickets to travel on these services, contact operators directly. Operators provide a variety of different passes ranging from weekly to annual. Some companies offer complete flexibility to travel at any time of the day, often including weekends and holidays. The operator concerned will be able to give you exact details of the options available.

Raising the participation age (RPA)

In summer 2013, the Government increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training – until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17.  In Summer 2015 it was increased until their 18th birthday. Raising the Participation Age (RPA) does not mean that young people must stay in school and they will be able to participate through three options.

  • Full-time education – whether at a school, college or otherwise.
  • Work based learning such as an apprenticeship.
  • Part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week.

Oxfordshire County Council services

Oxfordshire County Council also operates a network of vehicles providing access to schools. In many cases it is possible for students over the age of 16 to purchase a pass to travel on these vehicles.

For travel information, contact us:

Email: mainstream.schooltransport@Oxfordshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01865 323500
Oxfordshire County Council
Transport Hub
Environment & Economy
PO Box 867
Oxford

How do I apply for a concessionary seat?

Concessionary places on some routes into schools may be available. Applications can be made using this application form (doc format, 66Kb).

Applications for transport commencing September 2017 can be completed using this application form (doc format, 138Kb).

Last reviewed
07 March 2017
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