Rural transport blight

12th September 2008 at 01:00

Three-quarters of teachers in rural schools think transport problems stop children from taking part in activities, a survey found. Around half of those questioned by the Association of School and College Leaders also said that lack of transport prevented parents coming into schools to discuss their child's progress. Some of the 400 teacher respondents also expressed concerns that pupils would find it hard to do diplomas because of long travel times in countryside areas.

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