Tags: transport

Wakefield latest council to propose cutting faith school transport subsidies

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

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”

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 »

More local councils to cut “faith school” transport spending

More local councils to cut “faith school” transport spending

Posted: Fri, 06 Jan 2012

More local authorities have announced proposals to cut free and subsidised transport for pupils attending "faith schools". Read More »

Cameron says he wants to "enhance faith-based education"

Cameron says he wants to "enhance faith-based education"

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2011

The rush by local authorities in England to cut transport subsidies to faith schools has brought a reaction from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who says he will consult with the Education Secretary to see what can be done to "enhance faith-based education". Read More »

Wakefield, Middlesbrough & Hartlepool latest to scrap “faith school” transport subsidies

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2011

Local Councils in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and Hartlepool are consulting on scrapping discretionary free bus passes for children who choose to attend a religious school rather than the nearest school to their home. Wakefield anticipates it will have to save £67m over the next four years. Read More »

Catholic leaders panic as more councils cut “faith school” bus subsidies

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011

As local authorities around the country cut subsidised transport to religious schools, the Catholic establishment is increasingly panicking about the effect this will have on Catholic schools. Read More »