Home to School Transport at SFX
Following the Executive decision make by NYCC in March 2012 the NYCC Home to school and college transport policy states that, since September 2012 pupils starting a 'denominational' school, either secondary or primary, have not been entitled to assistance with home to school transport and will not be able to purchase paid permits on existing transport from 2016.
This means that parents will be responsible for all transport arrangements and costs to denominational schools as the County Council will not arrange any transport after these dates
There are however exceptions:
If the denominational school is nearer to the home address than the catchment school and the distance from home to school is over the walking distance of 3 miles.
This exception applies to home addresses that are roughly North East of SFX School, (Middleton Tyas, Barton, Melsonby, Alborough St John, North Cowton). Please contact NYCC transport eligibility team on 01609 780780
Also where children receive free school meals, or whose parents receive the maximum level of working tax credit the county Council will provide assistance with transport to the nearest suitable school parents prefer because of their religion or belief: For secondary aged pupils where the distance from home to school is more than two miles but not more than 15 miles,
SFX as a school are organising bus services for the following areas, although the exact route and pick up time are to be confirmed depending on demand.
Northallerton, Bedale, Romanby, Hunton, Great Smeaton, East Cowton Annual Pass : £570.00 which equates to £3.00 per day, Family pass : £855.00
Catterick Village, Catterick Garrison, Brompton Swale, Scorton, Scotton, Tunstall Annual pass : £ 475.00 which equates to £2.50 per day, Family pass: £712.00
Leyburn, Middleham, Bellerby, (Shared Bus organised with Richmond School) Annual pass £665.00 which equates to £3.50 per day, Family pass £997.50
For all routes only Annual passes (190 days)will be available, on a purchase plan if required.
No “Pay on the Day” will be available
Some areas are covered by public services run by Arriva, Dales and District, and Hodgsons
Hodgsons cover the Barnard Castle route into Richmond. Currently SFX are unable to offer a service in this area.
79 Service Day Return £2.50 (£475 for 190 days)
Arriva X26 X27 cover Catterick Garrison and Catterick Village
5-13 year old Day Return £2.30 (£437 for190 days)
14 and over Day Return £4.90 (£931 for 190 days)
Dales and District cover Catterick Garrison, Catterick Village and Leyburn
54(610R) Service: under 18’s Day Return £3.00 (£570 for 190 days)
159 Service: under 18’s Day return £2.95 (£560 for 190 days)
For further information please contact Emma Hogarth or Mark Humphries in school on 01748 823414