On every school day over 11,000 pupils attend school in Argyll and Bute and almost 4,500 of them travel to and from school on transport organised by Argyll and Bute Council. Our highest priority is getting pupils safely to and from school.
New contractor for travel to school in Helensburgh and Lomond - updated 14 October 2011
From Monday 17 October school transport in Helensburghand Lomond will be provided by:
McColl's Coaches Ltd; Block 4, Vale of Leven Industrial Estate, Dumbarton, G822 3PD
telephone 01389 754 321 (lines open Monday- Saturday 0900-1700)
Times and pick up points will remain the same. If you have queries about these please contact McColl's. For any other queries please contact the integrated transport team on 01546 604 217.
The council aims to assist parents in their responsibility of ensuring that their child attends school safely and on time in line with Council policy on the provision of transport.
The council will also strive to ensure, the most effective, safe and economical use of resources. The council will aim be responsive to the concerns of parents and guardians in the provision of appropriate transport to meet the needs of each child.
It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to secure their children’s education. Sections 50 and 51 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 require the education authority to make appropriate provision to assist pupils’ education.
Under Section 42 of the Act, the authority must provide free transport or such other arrangements for all pupils up to age 8 who live more than 2 miles from their local school and for all pupils over age 8 who live more than 3 miles from their local school.
The Act also makes provision for a number of exceptional circumstances and special conditions under which the authority may also provide free transport.
It is assumed that a responsible adult in normal circumstances will accompany a child