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Post 16 special educational needs students

Leeds Children’s Services Transport Policy November 2015 includes a section that relates to full-time post-16 students with a recognised learning difficulty or disability (SEND) and takes into account the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014. The relevant application forms are available to view and download in the Documents section.

Please be aware that Transport assistance for students with SEND in post-16 education is currently being reviewed


Children's Transport Team

The Children's Transport team works closely with colleagues at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and with other key partners to ensure children and young people can access the transport links they need to get to and from school, college and elsewhere.  The team that assesses whether mainstream children and young people are entitled to receive local-authority support with the cost of home to school travel is based at WYCA.


Policy and current provision

All children and young people who live in Leeds and are aged from five to 18 are entitled to travel at half the adult fare on buses and trains within the county of West Yorkshire. To prove their entitlement, children aged 11 to 16 must have a Young Person’s PhotoCard; young people aged 16 to 18 need a 16-18 PhotoCard. For information on how to get one of these smart cards, visit Generation M – the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s website for young people.

Look in the Documents section below if you would like to:

  • read the latest transport policy for Leeds, which came into effect on 1 December 2015.
  • read Leeds City Council’s Post-16 transport policy statement for 2016 to 2017.
  • download guidance notes and forms to apply for assistance with home to school travel arrangements for the Summer Term 2016 and for next academic year, September 2016 to July 2017.
  • download guidance notes and forms for young people with recognised learning difficulties and/or disabilities that are known to impede their ability to get to and from a college of further education.

We recommend you read the policy before you fill in a form.  If you require any further information, please email us using the Contact Us form on this page.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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