Not a single school in BN5, BN6, BN44, or BN45 is included in the scheme.
“Feedback from our recent schools survey identified that one of the key barriers to schools accessing outdoor learning opportunities within the National Park is the cost of travel to sites. To address this issue we are delighted to announce the launch of a new Travel Grant Scheme aimed at schools within our more deprived communities in and around
the National Park. This scheme aims to reduce this barrier and encourage more young people to have access to the fantastic opportunities for outdoor learning provide within the South Downs National Park, and to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the developing South Downs Curriculum.” [SDNPA
Pupils at Albourne Primary, Ashurst Primary, the Good Start, Lancing College, St. Peter’s Henfield, Shoreham College, Steyning Grammar, the Towers, Upper Beeding Primary, and others are not eligible for this scheme. Pupils at Balfour, Blatchington Mill, Dorothy Stringer, St. Luke’s, Varndean, and Westdene Primary do qualify, however.
The full list of ‘deprived communities’ and their schools, indexed by postcode, can be found here.