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Tyndale Primary School

Transport Links to Our School


Wednesday 13th March 2024

Transport Links to Tyndale Primary

Dear Parents/Carers,

I have recently been in contact with 'Street Care' and our Local MP, Luke Hall, strongly requesting that the council review the available transport links between Cranleigh Court Road and Ladden Garden Village in Yate, South Gloucestershire. 

We recognise that 1.8 miles is a long walk for most, let alone families with small children under the age of 5. We have shared the concerns that you as parents/carers have raised in attendance support meetings that barriers to school attendance are often transport and we are holding South Gloucestershire to account to resolve this.

I have requested that they review the transport links between these areas as a matter of urgency to support our families to access their entitlement to a full time education.

Our local MP has joined me in this cause and is also supporting by escalating my concerns to the Head of Transport Services at the Council, Mark King, and also Hilary Smith, who is the Director for Schools and Education to ask for an immediate review of the situation. He is also asking if the Council could urgently reassess the radius for school transport assistance for the Ladden Garden neighbourhood, and will ask what support could be offered to those families who fall outside of this catchment area.

We will communicate with you as soon as we receive a response.

Kind regards

Ms K Parkhouse