Recently it was announced that the bus fare to St Athan Primary School was going to have an increase around three times its current price.
The new fee of £2.00 return bus fare, previously 80p return for comprehensive schools and 40p single or 70p return primary will be introduced in September after the new tender was accepted.
It is standard for the council to seek a new tender/renew an existing tender every 3 years. Regrettably cuts from central government have meant the council is no longer subsidising bus fares and now parents will need to pay the full amount if they need to use the bus.
I've looked into how families on low incomes may be able to seek financial assistance here.
Firstly all children between 5 and 16 qualify for free school transport if they go to their nearest suitable school if: