Post 16 Transport
The Northumberland County Council’s Post 16 Transport Policy offers free transport for eligible students. The eligibility criteria is contained within the Post 16 Transport Policy which is published on the Council’s school transport web page.
Applications are now open. If you feel your child meets any of the criteria used to determine eligibility for either (i) assistance with transport costs or (ii) travel on school bus services commissioned by the Council then you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. This will ensure students are in receipt of their travel permit in good time before the start of the new Academic Year in September. A one-off administration fee of £50 is required with each application.
Further information and application forms are available online
The Government currently provides funding for young people aged 16-19 to support participation in post-16 education and training. Students can apply for either a Vulnerable Bursary or Discretionary Bursary.
The bursary is paid to enable students to attend Duke’s Sixth Form and expenses will be paid either directly into student’s bank account or ‘in kind’ for example by purchasing travel passes, clothing or books. Students may also apply for support with one off costs such as trips, university visits and interviews.
Students will be given application forms and a copy of the full eligibility criteria when they join the sixth form in September. Once an entitlement is clarified, parents will receive a letter detailing how much students are eligible to claim and how this will be paid.
Duke’s Sixth Form important information pack
The important information pack contains everything your child needs to know about beginning their education at Duke’s Sixth Form.