As you are aware, the situation regarding Coronavirus and information being received from the Public Health Department is changing daily.
We are sure you will understand that Wakefield Council has a duty of care to our employees, and we also need to be proactive in terms of minimizing the risk of the virus spreading.
In order to adhere to guidance from the Public Health Department our service is now operating on reduced staffing which inevitably has an impact on our service provision.
We will, of course, continue to provide our statutory services wherever possible but unfortunately it does mean that some of our services need to be restricted or curtailed until further notice.
We are concentrating on providing school transport for special needs children of key workers and children who may be at risk and processing applications for free school meals. It is important that our key workers such as Doctors and Nurses continue to keep the NHS and other vital services going.
Home to School Transport Policy
Getting your child to school on time and safely can be a challenge. Depending on where you live, your income and your child's age, your child may qualify for free home to school transport. If they have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability they might also be eligible.
Here you can find out everything you need to know about school transport and if your child qualifies for concessionary travel.
The main purpose of school transport is to assist in enabling pupils to attend school. This
policy sets out how we fulfil our duties and responsibilities in exercising our statutory obligations.
You can find the policy in 'Downloads' to the right of this page.
School Transport to attend Denominational Schools in Wakefield
In May 2012, Cabinet agreed to withdraw free transport for those children attending a faith school on the grounds of religion and belief in a phased approach commencing from the 2013/14 school year.
From September 2013, we will no longer consider new applications for free home to school transport to enable a child to attend a faith school based on religion and belief.
This means that those children who are currently receiving free transport to school will continue to receive it until the end of their current phase of education. (i.e. end of primary or secondary school) except if they move address.
School Cards and Boarding Cards
If you would like any advice or assistance on School cards or Boarding cards the we would be happy to help.
Both your own and your child’s privacy are extremely important to us. We want you to know exactly what kind of information we collect about you and your child and how we use it.
This is set out in the Transparency Notice. Please take the time to read and understand this Notice.