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 →

Low level crime ‘won’t be dealt with’ says Essex police…

Concerning increasing concerns about crime, here is a selection of this weeks papers, Walden Local, SW Reporter and Dunmow Broadcast. Previous week it was the sell off of the Stansted …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 →

Uttlesford parents have no choice in state education provider and forced to pay thousands for transport.

Essex County Council’s performance on education in the north of the district continues to deteriorate. Whilst schools are providing outstanding education, ECC ‘s support to hard working parents is declining. …read more →