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swapping traffic jams for The Jam?

29 October 2013

The hours spent by students commuting from home to school could be better spent on extra-curricular activities claims the head teacher of St George’s School in Harpenden. An increase of 4,000-5,000 extra places at boarding schools across the country would allow time currently spent on trains, buses and in cars to be refocused on the arts, sport and extra academic support.

Ray McGovern, who is also the chairman of the State Boarding School Association, claims that the thousands of pounds currently incurred by Local Authorities on transporting children from home to school could be better spent on paying for weekday boarding at boarding schools. But will cash-strapped Councils be willing to swap one expense for another? Or are they more likely to continue to pare back home-to-school transport costs to the legal minimum?

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