Low cost transport benefits students

North Lincolnshire Council EMN-160401-163050001
North Lincolnshire Council EMN-160401-163050001

North Lincolnshire Council is leading the field when it comes to helping post 16 students access education and training.

It has among the lowest number of NEETS (people not in education, employment or training) in the country, with just 5.5 percent in August 2015, as opposed to 6.4 per cent nationally and 6.8 per cent in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

North Lincolnshire Council’s scheme provides significantly reduced transport costs to help students get to college or sixth form.

For the academic year 2015/16, the council is providing transport to 1,116 students over the age of 16.

“We must be one of just a few councils in the country if not the only council to provide post 16 transport at such low cost – just £30 a year,” said Coun David Rose, cabinet member for Children’s Services at North Lincolnshire Council.

“We do this because we want to encourage young people to continue their learning and help reduce the financial burden on students.

“Our scheme provides great flexibility, with some students being able to use certain buses at weekends and evenings – providing great value.”

To check eligibility visit www.northlincs.gov.uk .