West London consultation on school transport changes
Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
The London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow (collectively known as the West London Alliance) have launched a consultation on home-to-school transport. There is no indication in the consultation document that they intend to remove subsidies for pupils travelling to "faith schools". Indeed, the document includes support for (page 5):
"Children aged 11-16 where the parents/carers have expressed a preference based on their religion or belief, where a young person lives more than 2 miles but less than 15 miles from the nearest suitable school."