• Government to hand councils £40m to help with home-to-school transport

    Councils will receive £40 million in funding from the government to help get children to school in September amid warnings of huge problems with transporting pupils safely. Announcing the funding today, the Department for Education said it would be used “to ease pressure on public transport as children return in September”. Councils will be able

    0.01 Aug. 8th, 2020 | News

  • DfE looks to 2012 Olympics for inspiration on school transport plans

    The government has told schools to look to the 2012 Olympics for inspiration on how to transport children to school from September. New Department for Education guidance on the reopening of schools claims London’s hosting of the event showed it was possible to make a  “very real difference” to travel patterns. The capital introduced “games

    11.08 Jul. 2nd, 2020 | News

  • Catholic schools demand government support as transport costs soar

    The national body representing Catholic schools is lobbying the government for help with school transport, warning that charges could rise by more than £20 a day. Social distancing rules have forced school buses to reduce capacity, with some only able to carry a fifth of the usual number of pupils. If we suddenly became exclusive

    15.00 Jun. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Free London travel for kids to be suspended but ‘special arrangements’ coming for school transport

    Free travel for children in London will be temporarily suspended as part of the government’s bailout deal for Transport for London. Of the six million journeys made each day by bus in the capital, around 1.5 million are for education purposes, and 200,000 tube journeys are made to school each day. Children in London are

    19.00 May. 22nd, 2020 | News