Consultation on the Council’s Home to School Transport Policy | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (rctcbc.gov.uk)

As you are aware the Council agreed to carry out a consultation to review its current Home to School Transport provision for children and young people in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The proposal sets out a new Home to School Transport Policy, which maintains certain discretionary transport provision and provide mainstream English, Welsh and Faith primary school, secondary school and college transport in line with relevant statutory distance criteria. Any new policy would be implemented from the start of the 2025/2026 academic year.

The consultation originally ran from 27th November 2023 until 5pm 8th January 2024.

The Council recognises the significance of the proposal for pupils who use and will use home to school transport now or in the future, and the extended consultation provides a further opportunity for those potentially impacted to take part in the consultation. The Council has therefore taken the decision to extend the consultation for a further three week period running from Thursday 18th January 2024 until 5pm Thursday 8th February 2024.

The details of the proposal and the opportunity to respond to the consultation can be found at: Consultation on the Council’s Home to School Transport Policy | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (rctcbc.gov.uk)

There is no need for anyone who has previously taken part in this consultation to submit a further response unless they wish to do so.

Christmas Card Challenge

We are collecting all the used Christmas Cards we receive over the holidays. Please keep them and send them in to school in the New Year with your child. All card types are welcome and if your friends and family can help please do.

We are an ECO School and are going for our Eco School Flag with Keep Wales Tidy & our Bronze Award with RCTCBC. Every Card will help.

Many thanks for your continued support of our school.

Spotacular for Children in Need

Children in Need is this Friday 17/11/23

Pupils are able to wear spots or appropriate fancy dress for the day. All money raises will go direct to the charity.

Bellow is the link to donate or you are able to send a donation in and I will uplaod the donation at the end of the day on your behalf under the school name.

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School Essentials Grant for pupil within RCTCBC

Information to share with parents/carers:

School Essentials Grant

The School Essentials Grant is available to children and young people eligible for means-tested free school meals, Children Looked After and those who are classed as No Recourse to Public Funds in year groups Reception to Year 11.

Some families may not be aware that financial support is available to help with the cost of school essentials like uniform (including coat and shoes), PE kit, and stationery.

Eligible families can apply for a grant of:

£125 per learner
£200 for learners entering year 7 (to help with increased costs associated with starting secondary school)

Families are only entitled to claim once per child, per school year.

The 2023 to 2024 scheme will remain open until 31 May 2024. Please check your eligibility for this support and apply via this link. https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/ChildrenandFamilies/ParentandFamilySupport/Financialsupportforfamilies/SchoolEssentialsGrant.aspx

If you have any issues with the application process, please email: SchoolEssentialsGrant@rctcbc.gov.uk

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