The Department of Education has announced a review of the current home to school transport policy.
The aim of the review is to ensure that home to school transport is fit for purpose and is sustainable over the long term.
In the region of 84,000 pupils are currently eligible for transport assistance which is around 26% of the school population. The cost of home to school transport provision is approximately £81 million per year. The review will not consider home to school transport for children with a statement of special educational needs which specifies a special transport need. (more…)Read More