A SOLUTION has been found for pupils who would have found it difficult getting to school for the new term.
Cheshire West and Chester Council has been working to help Runcorn pupils who would have experienced transport problems and possible additional costs when they transfer from Frodsham School to Helsby High School from September.
A bus from Runcorn East Railway Station will take the students to Helsby High at a cost of £1.90 a day.
Frodsham School, a science and technology college, closed this month and pupils are transferring to Helsby High School.
“I am delighted that we have been able to find a solution for the Runcorn pupils which is 10p cheaper than the rail fare and without the 17-minute walk from Helsby Train Station,” said Cllr Arthur Harada, executive member for children’s services.
“The new service is partly commercial and partly subsidised by Cheshire West and Chester Council.
“At this point in time it is not known how many pupils will use it.
“I would encourage them to make good use of this bus service because the situation will be under review.”
A few weeks ago the pupils made a presentation to overview and scrutiny committee members.
Cllr Harada and children’s and young people’s services director John Stephens visited Frodsham School to hear from Runcorn pupils who faced problems travelling to Helsby High School.