Problems with buses not turning up?
Please call passenger transport in Aylesbury: 01296 387439, they will do what they can to get your child into school on the same day. A missed bus will be an unauthorised absence.
The County Council is no longer able to offer occasional tickets for students to travel on school buses. Whilst this scheme has allowed families flexibility for their children to travel home with friends or to an alternative address, there is evidence that this system is being abused and this is to the detriment of those students who have an entitlement to travel. The Council has considered carefully its duty of care to all students it transports and is mindful that there is a danger in continuing to issue occasional tickets. As a result we would ask that from January 2014 schools issue no further occasional tickets.
Five day emergency passes will still be issued where the pupil is entitled to travel either:
- because they are eligible for free transport, or
- because they have paid for discretionary transport who are awaiting replacement bus passes.
The Cottesloe School Travel Plan
If parents have any queries they should contact the County Council on 0845 3708090.
Visit www.buckscc.gov.uk for further information.