Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:27
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that a 'discriminatory' school bus policy, which gives Catholic pupils free travel but makes non-Catholics pay, is to be reviewed by Flintshire Council.
Posted: Tue, 26 May 2015 13:45
Kirklees Council is considering ending free travel to faith schools in a bid to cut out unnecessary expenditure. The move has widespread local support, with 72% of 926 consultation responses in support of the measure.
Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 15:22
A judge has ruled that the state is not obliged to subsidise transportation to and from faith schools, despite ruling in favour of a Catholic school in a case over subsidised school transport.
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:12
Flintshire Council has come under attack from a priest over its policy of only funding school bus travel to faith schools for pupils who can provide evidence of their religious affiliation.
Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:50
Swansea Council is facing a judicial review after deciding to phase-out its subsidy for faith school students to have free transport to school.
Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:17
Parents in Flintshire have complained of religious discrimination after it emerged that non-Catholics wouldn't be permitted to use a bus provided by the local authority to a Catholic faith school.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:44
Wirral council is the latest to make cuts to free transport for pupils attending 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.
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.
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.
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.