Pupil travel

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3691
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your opinion, and given your work on the provision of school places, what is the maximum distance a child should have to travel to school in London?

Answer

Answer for Pupil travel

Answer for Pupil travel

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The statutory distance of travel to school for primary aged children is 2 miles of safe walking distance. I believe this is appropriate and in most instances is shorter for London children. Nevertheless, the appropriate distance for a child to travel to school will be something that parents will have their own views on, and individual schools will have their own admission criteria in adherence of the School's Admissions Code.