Freedom of information response

Bulphan Children

Publication date: 
Tuesday 5 March 2024

The number of resident Bulphan children leaving year six from various local primary schools giving individual numbers for the following years July 2021,2022 and 2023

The number of resident Bulphan children starting year 7 in secondary school in September 2021,2022,2023 and the individual destination nos in named schools Thurrock or otherwise.

The number of resident Bulphan children achieving their first stated choice of Thurrock and other secondary schools naming the individual schools in the years commencing September 2021 2022 2023

The number of non resident children leaving Bulphan Primary school in year 6 in July 2021 2022 2023 who achieve their first choice school giving numbers and destination schools

The number of resident Bulphan children achieving their first choice Thurrock and out of borough schools for specific reasons, special needs, asylum seekers, sibling rights, looked after children or staff member priority giving individual numbers and destinations for each category

St Cleres is designated our nearest Secondary school for resident Bulphan children. How many Bulphan children achieved first choice place there at the start of year 7 for the years Sept 2021, 2022, and 2023. How many of these children were in the special categories that gave them priority. please give numbers for each category.

The number of year 7 resident Bulphan children starting secondary school in the years September 2021,2022,2023 who are awarded free transport and the educational categories of these children , special educational needs, asylum seekers looked after child , staff priority giving destination schools with individual numbers for each category.

The number of Bulphan Resident year 7 pupils years September 2021,2022,2023 who are offered a Thurrock school of last resort. Where no school on choice form is available

The number of Bulphan Resident year 7 children who accepted a school of last resort naming said schools offered and giving individual numbers for each school. The number of refusals of places at said schools again naming individual numbers for each school.

How many Bulphan resident year 7 children starting school in the years 2021,2022,2023 were offered taxis to school which school, how many, destination schools and reasons why transport has been offered and number of acceptances. Also individual monthly charges for stated journeys paid out of Thurrock funds.

How many Bulphan resident children of years 7 to Finishing in year eleven in the years from September 2021 continue to receive taxi transport and what is the likelihood of this continuing throughout their secondary school career. Please list year group numbers and destination schools.

How many Bulphan resident children since September 2021 have had to change schools or lose their transport provision because a place has become available at a closer school

Now that it is mandatory for children to attend college until the age of 18 what provision is made for Bulphan 16/18 year olds to get them to college in Thurrock where there is no public transport. If it is necessary to follow a course not available or not reachable at a Thurrock College what help is available to students with regard to transport costs often incurring several buses and trains It is also a problem that Bulphan is on the edge of the ULEZ zone . Please give individual numbers for each college involved and free or discounted travel arrangements that have been agreed and on what grounds.

How are parents advised on what help is available to those students who are being charged adult fares. Children in neighbouring boroughs are given Freedom passes to enable them to attend college. Why are these not available to our students.


Please see attached. We are unable to provide an exact number for questions 1-9 above as: 

  • There is a low number involved. 
  • The release of this information could identify individuals which would constitute their personal data under the Data Protection Act  
  • There is no prior expectation on the part of these individuals that their personal information would be published in the wider public domain under the FOI Act 
  • Personal data of any other person is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Data Protection Act. 

However, in the interests of transparency we are able to provide this information to you categorised as fewer than 5 to give you an indication of the figures 

Request reference:
FOI 13498