School pupils and their families have two weeks left to give their views on plans to stop providing free transport for people who travel to college outside of Powys.

Powys County Council is currently consulting on revisions to its home to school transport policy.

The proposed changes include stopping reimbursing 16 to 19-year-olds for travel outside of Powys to study, clarifying the appeals process, and stopping transport after a change of place of residence for learners in years 10 to 13.

Should the council's cabinet approve the policy after consultation, the revised policy would come into effect in September 2021.

Cllr Aled Davies, deputy leader and cabinet member for schools’ transport, said: “We are embarking on an exciting transformation journey to deliver a better education and provide better learner outcomes for our children.

“Creating the correct environment where our children can excel is at the heart of our educational reform.

“As we embark on this journey, we need to ensure that our home to school transport policy keep pace with these changes so that it supports our key objectives.

“Please take some time to take a look at our revised policy. We will welcome your feedback in the process of making this policy clear and fair.”

Tweaking the policy is part of a wider tidying up process that comes with the school transformation project.

The council spends £10million on school transport annually, and tweaks to the policy could save £75,000.

To respond to the consultation, people can:

• visit

• write to or, via post, School Transformation Team, Schools Service, County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG

The consultation will close on Monday, July 27.