Tags: transport

Hull council latest to scrap free pupil transport to religious schools

Posted: Thu, 23 May 2013

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. Read More »

NSS condemns Flintshire Council's 'discriminatory' transport policy

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013

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

Plans to open Sikh faith school in Buckinghamshire village derailed

Posted: Wed, 15 May 2013

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. Read More »

Protests as Luton council cuts free transport to religious schools

Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013

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. Read More »

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

Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2013

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. Read More »

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

Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013

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

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

Posted: Sat, 09 Mar 2013

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. Read More »

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

Posted: Mon, 04 Mar 2013

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. Read More »

Cash-strapped Kent may restore subsidised school transport

Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013

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

West London consultation on school transport changes

Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2013

The London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow have launched a consultation on home-to-school transport. If you live in any of these boroughs, please take part in the consultation. Read More »

Sheffield Council latest to axe free travel to religious schools

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012

Sheffield City Council is the latest to scrap free transport for children attending religious schools. Read More »

If you can’t prove you’re a Christian, get off the school bus

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2012

Flintshire County Council is proposing to restrict subsidised school transport to religious schools to those pupils who can prove that they are of the religion that the school espouses. Read More »

Council promises to review its “apartheid-style” school transport policy

Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012

Northumberland Country Council has agreed to reconsider its policy of segregating children by religion on its school buses. Read More »

Parents object to school bus ‘apartheid’ in Northumberland

Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012

Northumberland County Council has introduced a new policy for school buses in which Catholic children get a free (and separate) bus to the local Catholic schools while non-Catholics attending the same schools have to pay (and go on another bus). Read More »

No justification for subsidising ‘faith school’ transport

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012

After a fourteen month debate and consultation, the decision by Cheshire East Council to scrap transport subsidies for pupils attending 'faith schools' has been – predictably - condemned by the Catholic Church. Read More »

Wakefield latest council to propose cutting faith school transport subsidies

Posted: Fri, 01 Jun 2012

Wakefield Council in West Yorkshire is considering scrapping free transport for pupils attending "faith schools" in the town. Read More »

Faith school transport subsidies under scrutiny

Posted: Fri, 11 May 2012

Cheshire East is the latest council to axe free or subsidised transport to faith schools. The council took the decision despite fierce opposition from Catholic families who said they were being 'discriminated' against. Read More »

Essex County Council scraps transport subsidy for “faith schools”

Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012

A school bus subsidised by Essex County Council which took pupils to two "faith schools" has been scrapped. Read More »