Council agree phase out of travel

PUBLISHED: 12:11 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2010

FREE faith school transport will begin to be phased out from September 2007. Hertfordshire County Council s Cabinet met on Monday to rubber stamp a recommendation made to them last week by councillors after an intense debate at County Hall. Children who a

FREE faith school transport will begin to be phased out from September 2007.

Hertfordshire County Council's Cabinet met on Monday to rubber stamp a recommendation made to them last week by councillors after an intense debate at County Hall.

Children who are entitled to free school meals are exempt from the decision.

These children will receive transport to their nearest faith school if the school is over two miles away for under-eights and more than three miles away for children eight and over.

Children with siblings already at the faith school they join, except those in sixth form, and get transport through the existing policy, will also be entitled to free transport.

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