A petition has been created to get Powys County Council to scrap their decision about transport to the High School.
You can sign the petition online at change.org and there are paper versions in shops throughout the town.
“We want to overturn Powys Council’s damaging decision to stop Llanfyllin High School funding student transport and stop Powys Council from demanding the return of the money already paid in subsidy.
“200 ‘out of catchment’ pupils come to the school, which allows the school to offer more subject choices at GCSE, in the 6th form and in Welsh medium than would otherwise be possible. ALL PUPILS at the school benefit from this increased breadth of opportunity: ALL pupils would suffer from its loss.
“The scrapping of a discount scheme for low income families and for families with 2 or more children means that many pupils will be forced to change school: some in the middle of GCSEs or A levels; some with special educational needs; some will be denied the opportunity to learn Welsh or through the medium of Welsh.
“Powys’ decision will also impact on how many new year 7 and year 12 pupils enrol in the school in September, impacting on the school’s continued provision of a broad curriculum and the continued success of the whole school.”
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