West Oaks School values the support provided by Leeds City Council on behalf Children’s Services for the home to school transport provision of its pupils. Families may be entitled to assistance with transport to and from school in accordance with the Leeds Children’s Services Transport Policy. If you require any information or support with this or any other home to school transport issue, the designated Transport Coordinators’ can be contacted on the following telephone numbers: 0113 3781839 and 0113 3781841. Any further contact information will be provided by them upon request. We work closely with the Transport Department at Westland Road. If having spoken to the Transport Coordinators you have been unable to resolve a particular problem, please contact Ian Buckland at the school to discuss it with him. Where reasonably possible, we will try to help you achieve an acceptable and amicable resolution to the outstanding issue and continue to work with you to ensure the best transport outcomes for our students.
The safe transport of our pupils at all times is of the highest priority. Continued investment in our own internal transport provision includes the recent purchase of our first school minibus with a second school vehicle on its way. An internal school transport policy and risk assessment underpins the safety and welfare of both staff and students as they access an enhanced curriculum and a range of enhancement opportunities. Our highly skilled school staff undergo regular specialist training to ensure they are competent to drive safely under any circumstances. This includes every school driver undertaking regular driving assessments with Leeds City Council transport safety team and completing MiDAS training (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme). From vehicle maintenance to transport efficiency and sustainable travel; our staff teams continually monitor and review every aspect of school transport provision to ensure every available resource is prioritised and directed towards our students and their educational experience here at West Oaks School.