We believe that every young person should be able to study at a sixth form college, if they
want to and it is right for them. So we are serious about transport and do all we can to
make it easy to travel to study at the College.
Transport to Paston Sixth Form College is both convenient and affordable, with North Walsham being well served by both bus routes and train services. The train station is just a short 5 minute walk from college and connects services from Norwich to Cromer, Sheringham and Runton on the coast.
Download our Getting to Paston leaflet here
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Norfolk County Council (NCC) Post 16 Transport Scheme
and opportunities for reduced rail fares linked to Abelio Greater Anglia’s 16+ Scholar tickets which may be cheaper than the NCC subsidised rate, particularly from stations on the Norwich to Sheringham line.
There is free travel for students who qualify for the 16-19 Bursary (gross family income of £25,000 or less per year) irrespective of where you live, subject to Bursary terms and conditions (up to a limit of £704 per year).
Travel from the “core” area.
The core route area includes for example East Runton, Cromer, Aylsham, Stalham, Wroxham/Hoveton, Hemsby, Rackheath, Coltishall and Horstead. Further information and details can be found on the County Council or college website. Travel from locations within this area is organised by Norfolk County Council and full details are available on their website. All buses stop near to the College making journeys convenient and comfortable. Again please check rates linked to Abellio Greater Anglia’s Scholar deals which might be more convenient.
A full annual payment for the Post 16 Transport Scheme is currently £504 for 2016/17, with options to pay in termly installments (please see link above) to offer flexibility and spread the cost (August 2016).
Travel from outside the “core” area
We encourage students from outside the ‘core’ area to apply to study at College and provide substantial financial support to make this affordable. For those students who attend college from outside of the set core area, and who are not in receipt of the 16 – 19 Bursary, a subsidy of up to £200 towards costs incurred in excess of the country parental contribution rate (£504) will be available. We have a large and growing number of students travelling to Paston from a wide range of destinations throughout Norfolk.
Travel from North Norwich, Acle, Caister, Yarmouth, Sheringham and Holt areas is currently organised through Norfolk County Council (see above).
Paston Sixth Form College currently operates a mini bus that collects students from the Taverham/Hellsdon area, with stops planned in Reepham. If you would be interested in using this bus please contact the Admissions Team at Paston Sixth Form College (subject to demand).
Travel to Paston from Norwich and beyond is easy with Abelio Greater Anglia’s 16+ or Scholar’s tickets. As an example the current price (August 2016) for a 16+ ticket from Norwich to North Walsham is £618.70 per year and from Salhouse £313.80 and Sheringham £294.20 per year. A Scholar’s ticket for travel from the wider area (Anglia Plus ticket) beyond Norwich is £750 per year. If you contact Abelio Greater Anglia they can advise on the cheapest option at the time.
Please note all the information applies to 2016-17 only and will be reviewed for 2017-18 in line with NCC changes.