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Mum forced to teach children herself as £10 school bus is too expensive

A desperate mum-of-five has decided to home school her youngest children because she cant afford the school ..

By admin , in England , at November 23, 2018

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A desperate mum-of-five has decided to home school her youngest children because she cant afford the school bus.

Samantha Househam, of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, forks out almost £200 a month on bus trips to pick up her kids from The Magdalen Church of England / Methodist Primary School.

The 38-year-old, who cant drive, is now preparing to teach the youngsters herself after failing to find alternative ways of getting them home.

A desperate mother-of-five is preparing to teach her children at home because she can?t afford the school buses. Samantha Househam is forking out almost ?200 a month on bus trips to pick up three of her kids from The Magdalen Church of England/Methodist Primary School in Wainfleet. caption: Samantha Househam will home school her children - L-R - John-Henry, Skye and Brianna

Samantha Househam has decided to take her youngest three children out of school (Picture: Samantha Househam/BPM Media)

It costs her £2.70 to make her way to the primary school every afternoon and an additional £7 to return home with the three children.

Because I am having to pay out all this money each week to get my children home from school, it means that we cannot afford oil for heating, Ms Househam said.

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So we are only able to put heating on when it gets really cold. All other times we dress warmly and cuddle under duvets.

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Her two eldest sons attend a different school, where they are dropped off by her partner in the morning and later walk home by themselves.

Mrs Househam has now handed the school a letter explaining why she is taking out John-Henry, nine, Skye, seven, and Brianna, six.

School children running away. They are wearing uniforms and carrying backpacks. They are having a race. Multi ethnic group with Asian, Caucasian and Aboriginal children. Rear view

It costs almost £10 a day for the children to get home from school (Picture: Getty Images)

She thinks that the move could also be good for the children as they will no longer be forced to stick to a curriculum and will be liberated from their desks.

Im excited and scared but as I have found out, there is loads of advice and groups and support, she said.

I talked to my kids yesterday and they seem quite excited about it also.

She added: It is totally different to a school environment and you dont have to stick to the curriculum, which I thought you had to.

You are not tied to a desk like they are in school you can go out and about and learn things that way.

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