Consultation on proposed changes to Home to School Transport – Tadcaster Grammar School Bus
City of York Council is consulting on a proposal to remove free discretionary transport to Tadcaster Grammar School, to deliver agreed savings from the Home to School Transport budget.
Home to School Transport has been provided to Tadcaster Grammar School on a free discretionary basis since 1996 when City of York became a unitary authority.
When the authority was first formed, some villages within Tadcaster Grammar School’s catchment area remained in North Yorkshire County Council ‘s area, this allowed parents living in those villages to choose between schools in York or North Yorkshire.
The final decision on whether to remove free discretionary transport to Tadcaster Grammar School will be made by City of York Council’s Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education early next year. The decision will be informed by the feedback received during this consultation.
If a decision is made to end free discretionary transport, the change will happen gradually over a five-year period, starting in September 2025.
Students who are already entitled to free discretionary transport on the school bus to Tadcaster Grammar School would continue to receive discretionary transport until they have finished Year 11.
Removal of free discretionary transport would impact students starting in Year 7 from September 2025, together with any new students joining other year groups during the academic year 2025/2026, and all academic years thereafter.
If the decision is made to remove free discretionary transport, parents applying for school places for September 2025 will be informed in advance of the beginning of the application process, allowing them to make informed decisions about secondary school options.