Proposed changes to make home to school services more consistent are being considered by the Royal Borough’s cabinet.

The series of 10 measures – which have already been put to the public in a consultation – come as the council looks to bring its provision more in line with national legislation.

Among the planned changes is the removal or reduction of certain discretionary subsidies, on services from Holyport village and across Windsor, for pupils who do not meet the statutory eligibility criteria.

Changes also include a pilot independent travel training scheme and personal transport budgets which would be paid directly to families to help cover the cost of getting their children to and from school.

Cllr Natasha Airey, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “The council is committed to making sure pupils can get to school safely and on time.

“To make this happen it is vital that we have a fair and consistent approach to how we allocate our home to school transport services.

“As pupil numbers in the borough are set to rise by nearly 2,000 in the next four years it is more important than ever that our policies enable us to meet the likely increase in demand for transport to school.

“These proposals seek to ensure that services for families eligible under the national guidelines, including those on low incomes, can still be provided as the number of people needing our help continues to grow.”

By adjusting its provision to better match the government guidelines, access to the Royal Borough’s home to school transport service will be consistent and ensure that the extra resources needed are available to those who qualify, as pupil numbers increase in the coming years.

The package of potential measures will go before cabinet on Thursday 25 August.