Will your child be using school transport this term? Here’s some useful info…
Many children will be making the transition from primary to secondary, and we know that starting a new school can be an anxious time.
If you haven’t heard anything about your child’s transport yet, please don’t worry – we’ll continue to contact parents this week to confirm arrangements.
In line with Welsh Government guidance, secondary pupils (Year 7 and above) will need to wear face-coverings on school transport.
Passes for new starters will be ready for collection from the school. Bus operators will allow new pupils onto the bus without passes for the first day.
Lost or damaged passes can be replaced at a cost of £5.50.
You can do this online through the council website – it’s quick and easy. Or call 01978 298996.
There are various roadworks that could have an impact on bus and taxi operators during the first few days of term.
Just something to be mindful of.
If you have any queries during the first few days of term, please contact our school transport team.
Emails will be continually monitored to allow staff to make phone calls to operators, schools and parents to sort out any issues that arise.
Councillor David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, says:
“For many children starting secondary school, this will be the first time they’ve used school transport.
“It’s natural that children and parents will be feeling a little anxious, but our transport officers have been busy putting arrangements in place, and are here to help if anyone is worried.
“If your child is in Year 7 or above, please make sure they wear a face-covering on school transport, in line with current Covid guidance in Wales. This is really important and will help keep schools and buses safe.”
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