21st April 2015
I would like to inform you of the proposed arrangements for the provision of transport for sixth form students for the academic year September 2015 to July 2016. These arrangements have not been approved by the Governing body at this stage but the proposal below will be taken to the Finance Committee meeting in May 2015. Once a decision has been made I will confirm the arrangements in writing.
Students who live outside of Hornsea but in our catchment and who had indicated their intention to attend our sixth form as future students by 23rd April 2015 (i.e. as a part of the admissions process) will be entitled to apply for re-imbursement of £540.00. At this stage we have not been informed of the cost of the bus pass for 2015/16 by the transport section at ERYC but the school will only reimburse a maximum of £540.00 even if the cost of the bus pass is increased by the council.
The school will initially reimburse £360.00 upon receipt of the completed Application for Reimbursement Form with appropriate “proof of purchase” for an annual bus pass for one of the current home/school transport providers. If parents/carers choose to make payments by Direct Debit reimbursements will be made accordingly, details of this will be available on the HSLC website on the Sixth form page if approved by the Governing body.
Students eligible to a bursary payment (please see our website for eligibility criteria and application details) may choose to use this method to meet the remaining £180.00 of cost.
Students who are not eligible for a bursary payment will be reimbursed at a rate of £60.00 per term, payable at the end of each of the three terms making up an academic year. This will only be payable under the following conditions.
1. The student travels to and from school by bus (not car) as their main means of transportation
2. The student is complying with their learning agreement.
3. The student’s attendance is no lower than 95% (please note that only truly exceptional circumstances may be considered in mitigation but that normal medical absences will count as absence)
Mr S Lawrence