An extra twenty spaces are to be provided on a school bus service taking students to The Beaconsfield School.
Buckinghamshire County Council has worked with a local bus operator to provide extra spaces on a bus service which takes students travelling to The Beaconsfield School from the Farnham.
Following the withdrawal of bus operator Arriva last year, some students were unable to travel to the school via bus as there were no spaces on the bus. However Ashwood Travel, who run the 845 school bus from Farnham to The Beaconsfield School, have agreed run a larger bus providing more than twenty extra seats on the service which was originally full.
Parents and carers will be able to buy tickets for students directly from the bus operator.
Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, and Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation, at Buckinghamshire County Council said: ‘We know parents and carers up and down the county haven’t had an easy time of it regarding issues at the start of this school year with the county’s school transport service and we are still working very hard to resolve all the outstanding issues.
While the county council isn’t obliged to transport children to school, other than those who qualify, we will do what we can to work with local bus companies to help find a solution for local families.
This is a great example of how we will achieve that and we are delighted we’ve been able to increase capacity on an existing service to get students onto a dedicated school bus and to buy their tickets directly from the bus company.‘
Further information on home to school transport in Buckinghamshire can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council website at www.buckscc.gov.uk/schooltransport.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire County Council.