Financial Support with Travel
Distance is no barrier.
Calday students travel from areas across Wirral, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales. The school operates buses serving Wallasey, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales. This service is provided at cost for parents (non-profit). Bus services from others areas are provided by Merseytravel at a commercial rate.
The Governors of the school recognise that travel costs may represent a significant barrier to choosing a Grammar school education. In agreement with our Governors, we are launching a scheme to support financially disadvantaged students with travel costs from September 2019 onwards. This is funded by our Pupil Premium funding received from Central Government.
We hope that this support will allow parents to choose a high quality grammar school education, irrespective of their financial circumstances.
Travel costs for students from Wallasey will be just over £1 per school week for those eligible for financial support
This scheme will apply to all students in Years 7 to 11 who meet the eligibility criteria for Deprivation Pupil Premium. These students are in receipt of Free School Meals or have received them in the previous six years (Ever 6). Students in the Sixth Form will continue to be supported by the 16-19 Bursary, details of which can be found by clicking on the link.
Whilst we are yet to finalise the prices for the School operated buses for 2019/20, the support offered is as outlined below. We will publish the new prices for the School operated transport soon. The website will be updated in the summer to explain how to apply for financial support with travel costs from September 2019.
- School operated buses including services from Wallasey, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales – DISCOUNT of £450 per school year per eligible student
- Merseytravel services to the School – reimbursement of termly Solo bus tickets (£85.80 per term) – FREE travel to school after reimbursement
We offer a very generous £3.60 per day Free School Meal daily allowance that can be spent at break and lunchtime
If you haven’t already applied for Free School Meals and believe that you may be entitled please complete the online application as soon as possible. The award of Free School Meals is the main criteria that we will consider as part of this scheme.