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”.