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Important information for young people aged 17/18 about securing a place to study for 2018/2019.

Starting post 16 education or training is an important and exciting time for every young person as they become more independent and have more choices and increased opportunities.  It should be a time for fun, new friends, broader learning and personal development.  However, it may also be a daunting time for some families.  Parents and carers are aware that their child is growing up and will soon be an adult.  There are lots of things to get used to. There are new ways to do things, this could include moving into a sixth form environment, going to college, or moving to access an apprenticeship, meeting a wider range of staff and different expectations.  There are many things that parents, carers and young people can do to make the move from secondary school a smooth process and a summary of the information that is available is detailed below.                             

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    Sixth Forms and Colleges: Southend Council operate a discretionary education transport policy for post-16 students.  Where a young person has an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCp)  often the most suitable school  or college is further than the distance criteria or the young person may be…