Schools: Transport

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will revise the home-to-school travel and transport statutory guidance to reduce the mileage thresholds beyond which free transport is provided for pupils.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Department for Education)

The statutory walking distances exist to ensure both a minimum level of entitlement for those living furthest from their local schools and that the cost of providing free school transport remains affordable for local authorities. We have no plans to revise these distances at this time.

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