The head of a Catholic school trust has accused Bradford Council of discriminating against faith groups with its latest cuts plan.
The authority has unveiled proposals to end free transport to faith schools in a bid to save cash. But at a meeting of the full Council yesterday, Caroline Hyde, chairman of Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust, handed in a petition signed by more than 350 people calling for a re-think. She told the Council chamber: “The only way any meagre savings will be made is by forcing Catholic families to pay for transport.
“This is an attack on faith schools.”