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Claim that children's religious freedoms breached by scrapping of free transport to faith schools rejected by secularists

Claim that children's religious freedoms breached by scrapping of free transport to faith schools rejected by secularists

Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:53

A Conservative Assembly Member for South Wales has claimed that not providing free transport to faith schools breaches a child's right to manifest a religion.

Derbyshire County Council scraps “faith school transport”; Bradford and Northumberland to follow soon?

Derbyshire County Council scraps “faith school transport”; Bradford and Northumberland to follow soon?

Posted: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:29

Councillors at Derbyshire County Council have approved a proposal to cut free transport for pupils travelling to religious schools.

Cornwall consults on scrapping free transport to religious schools

Cornwall consults on scrapping free transport to religious schools

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:35

Cornwall County Council is under fire for considering the removal of subsidies for transport of pupils to religious schools.

Welsh churches protest over proposals to cut transport to faith schools

Welsh churches protest over proposals to cut transport to faith schools

Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:59

Despite the fact that Wales is being particularly badly affected by the current economic downturn, churches in the country are demanding that subsidies for transport of children to faith schools remain untouched.

Lancashire church leaders unhappy at proposal to increase parents’ contribution to faith school transport costs

Lancashire church leaders unhappy at proposal to increase parents’ contribution to faith school transport costs

Posted: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:14

Lancashire County Council is under fire from church leaders who accuse them of planning to "penalise" parents who send their children to religious schools.

Somerset council proposing to end bus privileges for children attending faith schools

Somerset council proposing to end bus privileges for children attending faith schools

Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:21

Somerset County Council is proposing to reduce subsidies for transport to faith schools in order to bring them into line with those for non-faith schools.

Thurrock is latest council to charge for transport to faith schools

Thurrock is latest council to charge for transport to faith schools

Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:23

Thurrock Council in Essex is the latest to decide that it will no longer fund transport for pupils attending faith schools. Last year it spent £480,000 transporting children to religious schools outside their catchment areas.

Mother-of-two furious as one son gets free transport to Catholic school while the other doesn’t

Mother-of-two furious as one son gets free transport to Catholic school while the other doesn’t

Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:58

The mother of two boys attending a Catholic school in Durham says she was told by the council that the younger of the two could not have free transport on the school bus because he wasn't baptised.

Leeds Council’s decision to cut free transport to religious schools survives challenge

Leeds Council’s decision to cut free transport to religious schools survives challenge

Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:39

Leeds City Council has seen off an attempt by opposition councillors to derail its plans to cut free transport for children attending "faith schools".

Wirral latest council to cut free transport to religious schools

Wirral latest council to cut free transport to religious schools

Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:44

Wirral council is the latest to make cuts to free transport for pupils attending religious schools.

Hull council latest to scrap free pupil transport to religious schools

Hull council latest to scrap free pupil transport to religious schools

Posted: Thu, 23 May 2013 12:58

Hull City Council is to cease discretionary funding transport for pupils attending "faith schools" from September 2014. The change will save £339,000 in 2014-15 according to council figures.

NSS condemns Flintshire Council's 'discriminatory' transport policy

NSS condemns Flintshire Council's 'discriminatory' transport policy

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013 10:17

The National Secular Society has criticised a decision by Flintshire Council to discriminate against people without religious faith in its school transport arrangements.

Plans to open Sikh faith school in Buckinghamshire village derailed

Plans to open Sikh faith school in Buckinghamshire village derailed

Posted: Wed, 15 May 2013 14:52

Controversial plans to open a Sikh free school in the Buckinghamshire village of Stoke Poges have been recommended for refusal by South Bucks District Council planning officers.

Protests as Luton council cuts free transport to religious schools

Protests as Luton council cuts free transport to religious schools

Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:53

Councillors walked out of a meeting at Luton Town Hall this week when observers in the public gallery began shouting and waving placards in protest at the Councils plans to end free transport for pupils attending religious schools.

Free transport to “faith schools” axed in Leicester & Bath

Free transport to “faith schools” axed in Leicester & Bath

Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:13

Councillors on Leicester City Council have approved changes to 'home to school' transport that will see an end to subsidies for pupils attending "faith schools" in the City.

Leeds City Council under pressure from vested interests over school transport cuts

Leeds City Council under pressure from vested interests over school transport cuts

Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:34

Leeds City Council is coming under pressure over its plan to scrap free transport for pupils travelling to "faith schools".

Pupils must "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses

Pupils must "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses

Posted: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 10:41

Flintshire County Council has launched a consultation on proposed changes to its discretionary home to school transport policy, that will require pupils attending faith schools to "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses.

Sheffield Council to reconsider plan to scrap free bus travel to religious schools

Sheffield Council to reconsider plan to scrap free bus travel to religious schools

Posted: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:54

Sheffield City Council is to postpone scrapping free bus travel for pupils attending religious schools after parents threatened legal action over what they consider the inadequacy of the initial consultation.

Leeds is latest council to consider scrapping free transport to religious schools

Leeds is latest council to consider scrapping free transport to religious schools

Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:21

Leeds City Council is the latest to consider scrapping free transport to religious schools. The plan will mostly affect Catholic schools.

Cash-strapped Kent may restore subsidised school transport

Cash-strapped Kent may restore subsidised school transport

Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:18

A council that is facing devastating cuts to services and employment is considering reinstating free transport to "faith schools" after scrapping it last year.

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