FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
To support students to travel to their sixth form or college, North Lincolnshire Council has committed £745,000 to continue the £30 travel pass.
The council - working in partnership with John Leggott College, North Lindsey College and Sir John Nelthorpe School - can continue to offer discounted bus passes for students at just £30 a year – one of the cheapest in the country.
In North Lincolnshire, over 1,000 students this (academic) year are taking advantage of the £30 bus pass to travel to their sixth form or college.
The council has retained this reduced cost again to support students to access further education easily.
The post-16 bus pass enables hugely subsidised travel for students aged 16 to 19 years old, making it affordable and providing an added incentive to continue their education.
To be eligible to receive the low-cost pass, your chosen course of study must be a further education course at a publicly funded institution.
For more details or to apply online, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/post16transport
|Coun Waltham and Mr Biglands at Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg.|
“Supporting and investing in young people is a priority for us as they are our future and will play a vital role in growing the local economy. Further education means that many young people can pursue their intended career path, and by reducing the cost of transport it makes it easier to access.”
Mick Lochran, Principal at North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe, said: “North Lindsey College is committed to offering opportunities to young people across North Lincolnshire and are delighted to be able to work in partnership with the council and other colleges to ensure that travel costs are not a barrier to learning.”
Rob Biglands, Headteacher at Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg, said: “As a school sixth form with students attending from many areas outside of Brigg and from a number of former secondary schools, we are delighted to be supporting North Lincolnshire Council’s commitment to keep ensuring young learners who choose us for their Post 16 learning provision can do so without financial barriers.”
Leon Riley, Principal at John Leggott College, Scunthorpe, said: “We are glad to be working in partnership to support the learners of North Lincolnshire. The travel pass enables learners to access life changing education and training.”