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Travel assistance for children over the age of 16

Most young people over the age of 16 travel independently in and around Solihull which is well served by an extensive bus and rail network.  Solihull Council pays a grant of £10.4m to Centro to support subsidised travel for these young people.  Consequently Solihull Council does not provide additional travel assistance support for post-16 learners.

16-19 Bursary Fund

The government, through the Education Funding Agency, gives money to schools and colleges to give to young people who need financial support to stay in education through the 16-19 Bursary Fund [link].  Students who think they may qualify for a bursary should apply to their school or college.

For further information please see our help with travelling to school webpages.