If you live more than three miles from the school which the County Council has designated as the nearest appropriate school, you can claim free transport to that school. Usually you will be given a season ticket for public transport or offered a seat on a bus hired by the County Council. The distance is measured by the shortest walking route.
The Admissions & Transport Team give advice about bus travel and issues bus passes. For more information:- Tel: 03000 418484
YOUNG PERSON’S TRAVEL PASS Kent County Council run the Young Person’s Travel Pass which allows students in years 7-11 to travel many scheduled bus services in Kent. Mascalls is included in this scheme.
Click here for details of the Young Person’s Travel Pass and information on how and when to apply.
When you can apply
You can apply for full year and first half year passes from 5 June 2017. To guarantee the pass can be collected from your child’s school on the first day of term, you must complete your application by 14 July 2017. KCC will process any applications received after this date within 28 working days of receipt. Applications for first half year passes will close on 1 December 2017.
You can apply for second half year passes from 20 November 2017. You will need to apply by 5 January 2018 to ensure your child’s pass is ready for the start of the new school term.
The school leaders have demonstrated their strong capacity to bring about sustained improvement through effective self-evaluation processes and this has been acknowledged by parents, carers and students. One parent referred to the school as a ‘shining light amongst local schools’.
Through engaging with businesses and further education college partners, the school is developing personalised pathways for vocational courses and apprenticeships, which are greatly valued by students.
Students overwhelmingly say that they feel safe in school and that any bullying, name-calling or teasing is immediately dealt with.