A parent has raised the following with us regarding transport arrangements for Holy Trinity Academy from September 2020. If this affects you please contact them via Facebook (Faith children Affected by Consultation on Telford Transport- FACTT).
“Children who are admitted to Holy Trinity Academy under Faith grounds have traditionally received free transport. Telford and Wrekin have opened a consultation to remove this option, except for those in receipt of certain benefits. They plan to introduce a ‘Spare Spots’ policy where children can purchase available seats, but this is not guaranteed and the spaces can be withdrawn at short notice.
The issue is that this consultation is happening at the same time as parents are supposed to be applying for their school place, meaning they risk missing out on closer schools if transport is suddenly withdrawn. Alternatively parents may feel they have to choose a second choice school, just to ensure they can get their child there!
Further information about the consultation can be found by clicking on the link School Transport Consultation