Dear Parents and Carers
Continuing Arriva bus strikes in December
As you will probably be aware there has been an ongoing industrial dispute affecting Arriva buses which provide some of the bus services that take our students to and from College.
Our overall attendance in school has improved significantly this term and is currently above the national average. We encourage high levels of attendance because we know attendance is linked directly to the success of students in school. For this reason we made the decision to pay for a replacement bus, and some additional minibuses, to provide additional services of our own on strike days. I know this has been appreciated by many students and their families.
Unfortunately, the industrial dispute has yet to be resolved and the trade union involved has recently announced an escalation in the level of strikes planned in December. The cost of us providing transport has been met out of the school’s budget and for us to continue this indefinitely is unsustainable as we would have to make cuts in other areas to maintain this. Consequently, we have reluctantly had to take the decision to stop offering this service for the further strike days planned in December.
We are aware that this will present some students with significant challenges in getting into College for the start of the day at 8.30am. We have high expectations regarding students’ punctuality to school and lessons but in the circumstances where a child has had difficulty in arriving on time due to the lack of their normal Arriva bus service we will take this into account. We would rather your child arrives at school a little late in these circumstances than not come at all.
Hopefully the industrial dispute will be resolved soon and we can resume the normal transport arrangements but in the meantime can I thank you in anticipation of your support and determination to get your child into school on Arriva strike days.
Mr A Boyle
Wallasey Village, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 3LN
T: 0151 639 7531 F: 0151 201 4514
Headteacher: Mr. A. Boyle BSc. (Hons)
A number of downloads on this site are stored as PDF files to prevent the changing of the documents. You can download a PDF viewer from http://www.adobe.com
This website has been tested as working in the following web browsers:
If you have any issues with the website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies from this website are set using Google Analytics that allows for anonymous tracking of visiting paterns to the website. Allowing us to improve the content of our website.
What to do if you don't want cookies to be set
If you do not wish our website to put cookies on your computer please follow our guides to stopping them
Cookies Set By Google Analytics
Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below.
|__utma||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||2 years from set/update.|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.||30 minutes from set/update.|
|__utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.||6 months from set/update.|