Issue details

Post 16 Transport Statement 2024 / 25

For Cabinet to consider the level of transport assistance provided to students of post-16 age in order to enable them to access further education.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure>£500,000 and affects2 or more wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/03/2024

Reason for urgency:
The proposed transport statement being considered by Cabinet on the 9 April 2024 must be published by the 31 May 2024 and Cabinet will not meet again prior to this date.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The annex may be considered in private as it contains Exempt Information as described in Paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) in that the information relates to legally privileged material.

Decision due: 9 Apr 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Learning & Aspiration

Lead director: Strategic Director for Environment and Climate Change

Department: Learning and Aspiration

Contact: Head of Public Protection 01484 221000.

Consultation process

Consultation on the proposed policy took place between 14November 2023 and 31 December 2023. Consultation took place with the following –


·       Parents of existing children on transport

·       PCAN

·       Public

·       Councillors

·       Schools/Colleges

·       Governors


In addition, a number of face-to-face drop-in sessions were arranged in partnership with PCAN and Kirklees College, these took place on: -


26th October 23 and 28th November 23– Special School Head Teachers meetings

14th, 15th and 22nd November 23, 7th, 11th and13th December 23 – PCAN drop in sessions

28th November 23 and 7th December 23 – Kirklees College Parents evenings

28th November 23 – Local Offer Live event

29th November 23 – Session with Foundation Skills Group of learners at Kirklees College

6th December 23 – Follow up session with Foundation Skills Group at Kirklees College

10th November 23 – Kirklees Learning Progression Board



Engagement took place with


Cllr Reynolds


Heads of SEND schools

Kirklees College


Main concerns raised were


·       Impact on ability to access further educations,

·       Personal Travel Payments may be used for other things than transport,

·       How we consult,

·       Importance of assessing impact of changes

·       May stop children going to college


Members/Officers Involved: Cllr Reynolds Katherine Armitage Martin Wood Russell Williams Kathryn Westerby


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