School Transport – DfE announces new return to school funding

School Transport – DfE announces new return to school funding

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: August 2020

On Saturday 8th August, the Department for Education (DfE) announced, in a press release, a £40 million funding package intended to ‘create extra capacity and allow hundreds of thousands more students to use alternatives to public transport’.

 

Many schools have expressed concerns over the safety of children and young people using public transport, whilst the threat of Covid-19 remains. The Secretary of State claims the funding means ‘more students will be able to travel on dedicated home to school and college transport, creating even more capacity where it is needed most.’

 

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