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Year 6 pupils will require a IGO card (from Transport for Greater Manchester) in order to travel on public transport at the concessionary rate, this also includes school services. A high number of our pupils will use public transport and school services to travel to school and it is important that they have an IGO card in order to facilitate this.
They will also need to apply separately for the Yellow Bus scheme if your school uses them and also free school travel if they are eligible.
Unfortunately last year a number of pupils did not apply for the Yellow Bus scheme with in timescales, resources were reallocated to alternative schools within Greater Manchester and could not then be restored. This had a major impact on school attendance for some secondary schools.
Therefore, I would appreciate it if the information below can be disseminated to parents as soon as possible either by text, email or hard copy.
Info for parents
Pupils aged 11 to 16, MUST have an Igo card to travel using any child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester. I understand that they must have a Igo card to make an application for the Yellow bus scheme
Applications for Igo passes, apply at:
https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/igo-pass (available now)
Applications for the Yellow Bus Scheme, apply at:
https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/bus-yellow-school-buses.( available 1st June 30th June)
Applications for free school travel (for eligible pupils), apply at:
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/travel-to-school (available week of the 6th May)
Failure to apply for places on the Yellow Bus Scheme may result in the resources not being allocated this year and may cause difficulties again with school attendance.
The leaflets below have been issued by the Standards & Testing Agency for Parents of children in Year 2 and Year 6 who have sat the SATS.
From September 2018, St Ambrose will be offering 30 hours free childcare for those children whose parents are eligible to claim.
In the event that you are not eligible to claim the 30 hours free childcare, you will still receive 15 hours of free childcare which will be in the form of 5 mornings per week from 9am till 12pm.
30 hours funded childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare. It will enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.
St Ambrose also offers a “top up” facility where your child can stay until 3.30pm and the charge for this will be £10 per afternoon session.