Like many other parents of children at schools which are part of the Multi-Academy Trust, the Discover Learning Trust, I have been informed that from September they will be withdrawing funding for buses to and from Oxclose Community Academy, George Washington Primary School and Springwell Village Primary School which will mean that they will only be available for new starters for the next academic year.
This will effect many families across our ward of Washington West especially in Donwell. As of September 2021 the buses that our children rely upon to get to and from school will be withdrawn.
It is my belief that this decision by the Trust will cause problems and disruption for the families effected.
As a parent myself, my heart goes out to all of those who are already struggling to make ends meet and can ill afford this extra burden.
I would urge everyone that is, like me, concerned about the impact of this to contact the Discover Learning Trust and make them aware of the effect it will have on you and your family. I would also ask you to contact our Member of Parliament, Sharon Hodgson with your concerns. I will be submitting my own letter to the trust and contacting Sharon.