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Council to review travel arrangements
School travel arrangements for a boy with special needs will be reviewed says the council.
Mother Fiona Burroughs called for action after her son Alfie was no longer allowed to travel on the school bus and now has to travel by public transport.
The eight-year-old, who is dyslexic, a school bus for the last three years to get to Russet House School in Autumn Close, which teaches children with special needs.
A spokeswoman for Enfield Council said: “This child is known to us and we have been trying to help his mother to get him to school by providing her with some financial assistance, even though our first assessment was that the child was not eligible.
“Since the new term started, we had not been aware of any difficulty until last night when we received a letter from school alerting us to the fact the bus journey was proving difficult.
“We immediately responded to the school and confirmed that this matter will be reviewed as a priority so that we in fact, started this discussion today.
“We have decided to review the existing arrangements and are making contact with the parent to start this process swiftly. We will, of course, be taking full account of the circumstances she has now told us about.”