Travel/Location

S6C’s central location makes it easy to get to. A short walk from the centre of Salisbury means that students can make use of the excellent bus links.

The railway station is also within an easy walk and students regularly travel from Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Warminster and Andover as well as all of the outlying areas of Salisbury.

Although there is no student parking on site, the free Petersfinger Park and Ride (next to Tesco) is an easy 5 minute walk from S6C.

Bike racks are available at S6C from those who wish to ride to College and mopeds/motorcycles can be stored next to the bike racks.

Bus Passes

If you live more than 3 miles from college you may be entitled to a discounted bus pass from Wiltshire Council. This costs £821 per year (2020), or £266 per year (2020) for low-income households (less than £20,819 income p.a).

If you live within 3 miles of the college you will need to pay for your own travel costs.

Wiltshire Council do not support rail travel through the discounted scheme. However, National Rail have introduced a 16-17 Rail Saver which discounts rail fares by up to 50% by using a Saver Card.

College Help with Travel

If you are not eligible for a Wiltshire Council pass and have a household income of £25,000 or less, you may be awarded a discretionary bursary to help towards travel costs.

If you travel via Salisbury Reds and are awarded a bursary, you will need to arrange for your own Key Card; the college will top this up for you periodically.

If you are awarded a bursary and have a Wiltshire Council bus pass, the college can help by paying Wiltshire Council for the pass.

Train travel is assessed on an individual case by case basis by the College Business Manager and a relevant bursary award may be made.

Please note, the bursary fund is limited and has to cover all bursary applications, irrespective of how many valid applications S6C receive.

Useful Links

Þ www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-transport-eligible

Þ 16-17saver.co.uk

Þ www.salisburyreds.co.uk/services

Þ www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk/getting-around/bus/park-ride/