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"In 2012, we brought our School Transport Policy more in line with statutory guidance and agreed to phase this in over a period of 4 years for secondary school aged children.
At this time we also agreed a child would be eligible for free school transport if they attended their nearest Buckinghamshire school or a school that had a strong pattern of preference from a community. This is over and above what the law says we need to provide and with increasing budget constraints we now need to review this
.This potential change would mean that free school transport would only be provided to the nearest secondary school to your home address. The school could be located in Buckinghamshire or in a neighbouring county and could be an Upper, Grammar (for qualified children only) or Comprehensive.
"Currently, we use the Department for Transport guidance for statutory school transport (those eligible for free school transport) for our paid for services. Those guidelines [link] indicate 75 mins as being the maximum each way length of journey for secondary pupils but currently, our school transport uses existing stops which do not account for the changes in demand or new roads and housing developments. As this is a discretionary service, we could consider alternative ways of providing it and this could help us make the required savings.
We are keen to receive views from parents/carers, residents and schools about whether there is still a strong demand to continue with this service but also look at different ways it could be delivered so we do not lose money.
Due to the savings that we have to make, we cannot continue delivering this discretionary service in the same way.
We have to make some difficult choices and decisions in the coming months but we want your views on how to achieve this so it meets the needs of local communities, families and schools but within our available resource.
Let us know your views
To tell us what you think on this subject, please follow this link to an online survey. This consultation runs until Friday 15th July 2016.
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