Post-16 Travel Assistance
Post-16 Travel Assistance to Education and Training
In line with the Raising of the Participation Age (RPA), the
London Borough of Sutton is committed to ensuring that young people aged 16 to
18 are encouraged and supported to continue with their education and training
where this is appropriate and suitable to their needs. This will enable
young people to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for
their personal development and progression into future employment or Higher
This support is available to all young people aged 16-18
entering or continuing further education and to continuing learners aged 19 to
25 with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) who satisfy the
The attached document is the London Borough of Sutton’s
Transport Policy Statement which the Education Act 1996 requires all Local
Authorities to publish each year, setting out what travel assistance is
available from the London Borough of Sutton and other bodies, to help young
people aged 16-18 (and learners aged 19 to 25 with LDD) to access school or
further education institutions.
The policy statement applies to all students participating in the
scheme and supersedes all previous transport arrangements and
entitlements. Funding for travel assistance is subject to annual budgets
and financial affordability. The Transport Policy Statement will be
This policy covers the Academic Year 2016/17, from 1st August 2016 to 31 July 2017.
Disabled Persons Freedom Pass
borough of Sutton issue freedom passes to disabled people. You can find details
of eligibility criteria here.
children over the age of 5 who meet the criteria should apply to London Borough
of Sutton, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA. Telephone
020 8770 4537.
form will be sent to you on request or can be collected from civic offices. You
can also download a form here
Residence: Your permanent place of residence must be within the London
Borough of Sutton.
Permanent Disability: Freedom Passes are issued in line with the central principle of the DDA definition. The types of disability that enable people to claim the statutory minimum are those which are permanent or which have lasted at least 12 months and which have a substantial effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.