Home to school transport consultation

We have a statutory responsibility to provide travel assistance between home and school for eligible children.

We transport around 20,000 pupils every day. The total cost of transport in 2017/18 was £22.6 million and our forecasts show that the total for 2018/19 is likely to be £24.7 million.

Last year we held a public consultation about making changes to our home to school transport policy for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We have started to implement the proposals agreed last year. The SEND Transport consultation highlighted areas in which the authority is delivering above the minimum requirements.

We are now consulting on the discretionary help we provide above and beyond the statutory requirements. 

The changes we are consulting on will help the council to make long-term savings and bring our home to school transport service in line with Department for Education statutory guidelines, to ensure the local authority is allocated the correct funding from central government.

We are asking questions in the survey below, about our proposals and for any other ideas and suggestions. We can also provide paper copies of the survey and accessible formats of the survey on request.

This consultation will run between Monday 25 March 2019 and Sunday 16 June 2019. Any responses received after this time may be considered but not included in the consultation.

Consultation documents

It is advised you read the  consultation document (pdf / 525 KB) before completing the below survey. 

Give your views

An  Easy read (pdf / 920 KB) and  printable survey (pdf / 74 KB) is also available. 

Consultation events 

We are also hosting a number of public events, booking is not required. 

Date Area Venue Time
3 April 2019 Scarborough Falsgrave Community Resource Centre, Seamer Rd, Scarborough YO12 4DH 12pm-2pm
Scalby School, Fieldstead Crescent, Scarborough YO12 6TH 5pm-7pm 
4 April 2019 Skipton The Rendezvous Hotel, Keighley Road, Skipton BD23 2TA 12pm-2pm
30 April 2019 Whitby The Green Lane Centre, Green Lane, Whitby YO22 4EH 12pm-2pm
9 May 2019 Harrogate Pavilions of Harrogate, Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ 12pm-2pm
14 May 2019 Selby Community House, Portholme Crescent, Selby YO8 4QQ 12pm-2pm
15 May 2019 Pickering Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering YO18 8AA 12pm-2pm
17 May 2019 Richmond Richmond Town Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond DL10 4QL 12pm-2pm
23 May 2019 Northallerton Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Rd, Northallerton DL6 2XF 12pm-2pm

If you can’t attend an event you can email h2stransportconsult@northyorks.gov.uk. Please title your email ‘Home to School transport consultation’. 

You can also write to ‘Home to school transport consultation’, c/o  SB205 Home to School Transport North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE. 

If you would like the information about the proposals or the survey questions in another language or format, or if you would like printed copies, please ask us - call 01609 780780 or email h2stransportconsult@northyorks.gov.uk 

Additional information and documents