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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:23
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has started a consultation on whether to scrap non-statutory subsidies to faith schools. Meanwhile, Bury Council in Lancashire — which voted last month to cut free transport for faith schools — is being threatened with a judicial review by opponents.