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Home to School Transport Pressures

Commenting on growing home to school transport pressures, Ian Thomas, Chair of the ADCS Resources and Sustainability Policy Committee, said:

“Local authorities have a statutory duty to provide home to school transport for learners with special educational needs or disabilities and those who live too far from school to reasonably, or safely, walk. Meeting this obligation is increasingly difficult due to the effects of six years of austerity, growing numbers of school-age children overall and the impact of the government’s wider education reforms. Local authorities have less and less control over the location of new free schools, adding further a pressure on already stretched transport budgets, particularly in rural areas.”

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