Council Tax discount for school or college leavers

A school or college leaver is as a person who:

  • is aged 20 and under
  • stopped studying a full-time course of education or a qualifying course of education after 30 April and before 1 November in any year

If a young person reaches the age of 18 after leaving school or college, they are disregarded for Council Tax for a few weeks before becoming a student. A young person will be disregarded for Council Tax until 1 November under any circumstances in the year of leaving school or college.


To apply please follow these steps:

  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. Scan the completed refund form using either a scanner or taking a picture of it using your mobile phone.
  3. Send the scanned/pictured image to your computer eg by email or text.
  4. Attach the image and answer the questions on the evidence form.