Transport policy statement for students aged16-18
in further education and continuing students aged 19
and over 2006/07 academic year
Name of LEA: Kingston upon Hull City Council
Department Responsible: Children and Young
1. Please provide details of all concessionary fares, discounts, subsidies, passes or travel cards available for students aged 16–
19 and who provides them. Please provide details of any costs to the student.
Kingston upon Hull LEA offers the following post 16 transport
support for 2006/07 academic year:
Travel Grant to the value of ?100* (per academic year) for students
who live 3 miles or more from the sixth form school or college they
attend in Hull provided they qualify for an Education Maintenance
Allowance or if household income is derived from certain benefits (see below). For students attending Hull College and Bishop Burton College the ?100 is paid directly to the College in a joint funding arrangement (see below for details of their respective policies). For
students attending Wyke College, Wilberforce College and St Mary’s College the ?100 is paid in the form of cheque directly to the student.
Students who attend a sixth form school or college outside Hull are eligible for a travel grant if the school or college they attend is:
a. the nearest school or college offering a comparable course or
has the most direct travel route,
b. the distance is 3 miles or more, and
c. the student qualifies for either an Education Maintenance
Allowance or household income is derived from Income
Support or, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance or, Child Tax
Credit (with income under ?14,155 and not receiving Working
Tax Credit) or, guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
Free specialist transport for students with special educational needs
who are unable to travel independently, up to the age of 19 or until the end of their course if they commenced this before the age of 19.
Students attending a sixth form school who are not eligible for a travel grant can apply for help with travel costs through the LEA’s Learner
Support Funds. Each application will be considered on the individual circumstances.
Home students studying 450 guided learning hours (GLH) or more throughout the academic year.
16 – 18 year olds – No help with travel costs will be available to students who live within 3 miles of the college.
Hull Students –Students in receipt of an EMA who live more than 3 miles from the college will be entitled to a concessionary travel pass which provides banded discounts of 70% and 40% determined by the
weekly amount of EMA received by the student (?100 of this is funded by the LEA in substitution for the travel grant).
East Riding Students - Students in receipt of an EMA (minimum of
?20) who live more than 3 miles from the college will be entitled to a concessionary travel pass which provides banded discounts of 70%
and 40% determined by the weekly amount of EMA received by the student. Students eligible for ?10.00 a week EMA should apply direct to Hull College for a concessionary travel pass which will entitle them to 40% discount.
Wilberforce College will be providing three subsidised EYMS bus routes in 2006/07:
WC1 service from Withernsea via Patrington, Keyingham, Thorngumbald, Hedon, Preston, Saltend, Greatfield to Wilbeforce College.
WC2 service from Hornsea via Seaton, Leven, Skirlaugh, Sproatley, Bilton to Wilbeforce College.
WC3 service from Beverley via Woodmansey, Dunswell, Sutton Park to Wilbeforce College.
Staged pricing applies and is from 50p to ?1.25 per journey.
There will also be a fourth route from Hedon via South Holderness School and Preston. This route will operate with standard Stagecoach fares.
Megarider tickets will be made available to all students at a subsidized price of ?5 (as opposed to the normal ?7) – one ticket per student per
week – sold through Student Services.
There may also be some bursaries offered to individuals from outlying villages on a ‘one off’ needs basis depending on individual circumstances.
Students not eligible for an EMA may be awarded up to ?10 per week
(depending on the distance travelled) towards their transport costs in
the form of a means tested bursary.
The following subsidised bus services are provided by the college:
930 service from Howden to/from Wyke College
931 service from Hull bus station via Hessle Road, Boothferry Road, Anlaby Road, Priory Road to/from Wyke College.
Bishop Burton College
Students (from both the Hull and East Riding areas) in receipt of EMA
and who live 3 or more miles from the College will receive the
; Free travel pass to enable travel to and from College Bus pick
up points (subsidized by Kingston upon Hull City Council to the
value of ?100 per head),
; College Bus (to and from various pick up points).
2. What times during the day can students use their travel pass or obtain concessionary fares?
Kingston upon Hull LA (not applicable)
Hull College – No restrictions on travel times
Wilberforce College – Routes WC1, WC2, WC3 are operated am to College and pm from College daily. (No restrictions on Megarider
Wyke College – Routes 930 and 931 are operated am to College and pm from College daily.
Bishop Burton College – College Bus operates am to College and
pm from College daily.
3. Please confirm that support will continue to be made available to students who reach 19 whilst continuing on a course.
Kingston upon Hull LA – Support will continue for students who reach 19 whilst continuing a course.
Hull College - – Support will continue for students who reach 19 whilst continuing a course.
Wilberforce College – Support will continue for students who reach 19 whilst continuing a course.
Wyke College – Support will continue for students who reach 19
whilst continuing a course.
Bishop Burton College – Support will continue for students who
reach 19 whilst continuing a course.
4. How will students be assessed to see if they are eligible for support? e.g., means testing or must they be on benefits?
Kingston upon Hull LA – the travel grant is means tested (students must be eligible for an EMA or household income must be derived from certain benefits).
Special needs travel for those students who are not able to travel independently is not means tested.
Hull College – Free travel is means tested, students must be eligible for Learner Support Fund.
Concessionary tickets are means tested, student must be eligible for EMA.
Wilberforce College – Concessionary fares on WC1, WC2 and WC3
are not means tested.
Subsidized ‘mega rider’ tickets are not means tested.
Wyke College – Concessionary fares on 930 and 931 are not means tested.
Bursaries of up to ?10 per week are means tested (students in receipt of EMA do not qualify)
Bishop Burton College – Transport on the College Bus is not means
Travel passes students must be in receipt of EMA.
5. What help do you provide for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities including those over 19 or students facing other difficulties in following their courses?
Kingston upon Hull LA – provides free specialist transport for
students with special needs or disabilities who are unable to travel independently up to the age of 19 or until the end of their course if they started this before the age of 19. Students/parents should make
their application through the Connexions Hull Centre.
6. Do you provide mobility/independence training for students who face difficulty with transport?
Kingston upon Hull LEA – is operating the ‘Getting There!’ project which provides training for students with special needs. Students who previously received specialist transport , who go on to travel independently will qualify for a free travel pass for use at all times during term time.
7. When should students start to apply for transport support?
Students applying to Kingston upon Hull LA for travel grants should
apply from May. For special needs travel apply to Connexions (Hull)
Students applying to Hull College should apply from May/June.
Students applying to Wilberforce College should apply on enrolment.
Students applying to Wyke College should apply on enrolment.
Students applying to Bishop Burton College should apply on
8. What help can students apply for if they need to travel to a
course that is beyond your LEA area?
Students who attend a sixth form school or college outside Hull are eligible for a travel grant if the school/college they attend is:
a) the nearest school or college offering a comparable course or
has the most direct travel route;
b) the distance is 3 miles or more; and
c) the student qualifies for EMA or household income is derived
from certain benefits.
Students should also enquire if the college they are attending offers any help with travel.
9. What help is available for students who attend a further
education institution which is beyond daily travelling distance and they need to stay away?
Would look to assist via Learner Support Funds provided student was in receipt of an EMA or household income was derived from certain
10. Please provide information about all points of contact for students seeking transport support, e.g. LEA/college, bus company contact. Please include any websites and e-mail
Hull City Council
Student Support/Welfare Benefits : Telephone 300300 Website www.hullcc.gov.uk
Journey Planner www.hullcc.gov.uk/publictransport
Bus Call : Telephone 01482 222222
Stagecoach : Website www.stagecoachbus.com
East Yorkshire Motor Services : Website www.eyms.co.uk
Connexions : Website www.getting-on.co.uk Hull Connexions Centre
Queen Victoria House
Alfred Gelder Street : Telephone 01482 223081 Bransholme Connexions Centre
76 Goodhart Road
North Point Shopping Centre : Telephone 01482 853780
Hull College : Website www.hull.ac.uk
Telephone : 01482 598942
Wilberforce College : Website www.wilberforce.ac.uk Telephone : 01482 711688
Wyke College : Website www.wyke.ac.uk
Telephone : 01482 346347
Bishop Burton College : Website www.bishopb-college.ac.uk Telephone : 01964 553000