Keeping up the fight for fair school transport!

Dear Resident, Recently, parents who pay for Essex school transport received notification of the second large increase in costs in 12 months, so most will now pay nearly £1,000 a …read more →

Refusal of school transport by Essex – call for evidence by the Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) are continuing to investigate Essex County Council’s school transport policy following a referral by R4U. The policy is to refuse free school transport unless going …read more →

Transport Update 25/9/16: ECC’s refusal to provide some students transport in breach of Statutory Duty under DfE Guidance

It seems that Essex County Council’s refusal to provide some students transport to secondary schools is a breach of their statutory duty: The Department for Education statutory school transport guidance …read more →

Utter failure by Essex County Council on secondary school places & school transport

ECC are completely ignoring catchment areas Essex County Council used to provide free school transport for students going to their catchment school (in education speak, for those in the ‘priority …read more →

Local parent and resident shares his family’s school transport story

After bringing attention to the unaffordable price hike to school transport, we were contacted by another resident, Colin Smith from Saffron Walden who asked us to share his story and take up …read more →