Parents of disabled children told to pay

Pear Tree School, Station Road, Kirkham

Pear Tree School, Station Road, Kirkham

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Parents of disabled 
children in Fylde and Wyre 
will have to start paying 
towards transport to and from school – despite 
parents’ anger at the plans.

Lancashire County Council, which is responsible for schools in Fylde and Wyre, including Pear Tree School, in Kirkham, has agreed a new policy, which will see parents of children with disabilities aged over 16 paying a portion of their transport costs.

From September next year, parents will be means tested and asked to pay £475 each year to help ease “considerable financial pressures”.


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