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Welsh churches unite over faith school transport threat

Anglican and Catholic churches in Wales say faith schools should receive the same level of financial protection as Welsh-medium schools.

It follows concerns over plans to withdraw free buses to faith schools by some local authorities.

Councils must provide free transport if secondary school pupils live three or more miles away.

But transport to a faith school is discretionary if a mainstream school is closer.

BBC Wales' political editor Nick Servini reports.

Faith schools free transport threat

  • 14 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales