Travelling to school

We have been asked to share the following notice from Sheffield City Council:


Important Notice – Changes to Home to School Travel from September 2017

Sheffield City Council’s home to school travel policy states that families living within the statutory walking distances are not eligible for a ‘free’ bus pass, unless there is no safe walking route available.

Historically, families living on roads prefixed with Twentywell and St Quentin were provided with bus passes to travel to Meadowhead School, as the journey was considered to include an unsafe walking route. Recent assessments however found there to be continuous adequate footpaths, crossing facilities, gaps in the traffic flow and sight lines with opportunities to cross.

As a result, families in this area who have previously been issued with a pass will no longer be provided with bus passes unless they meet the statutory criteria. Please refer to Sheffield City Council’s website for further information.

If you have any queries about eligibility, please contact Customer Services on 0114 2734567 or by email customerservices@sheffield.gov.uk

NB. Travel support for children and young people with Special Educations Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) with an Education Health & Care Plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs is covered by a separate policy, and all applications are assessed against individual needs. If you have any queries about SEND travel support, please contact the Assessment & Training Team on 0114 2053542 or by email Indetravel@sheffield.gov.uk


 

We, as Meadowhead School,  have provided links to the websites below which can help you plan your child's journey to school. 

Onboard: Travel South Yorkshire’s dedicated travel website for pupils, parents and teachers.www.travelsouthyorkshire.com

Designed to appeal specifically to each year group, it helps pupils and parents plan their journey to school and find out all they need to know about public transport and sustainable transport including walking and cycling.

11-16 MegaTravel Pass Online Applications
Students aged 11-16 and living in South Yorkshire can have a MegaTravel Pass to prove to bus drivers, tram conductors and ticket sellers that they are entitled to travel at reduced cost on public transport.  All students can now apply for their MegaTravel Pass online rather than the previous process where teachers/students/parents sent in forms. Full details of how to apply for a pass can be found here:  https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/megatravelpass/