COUNCILLORS will ask for a controversial policy to scrap free school transport for disabled children to be reconsidered today.

Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet passed a plan last month to introduce a charge for school transport for students with special educational needs or disabilities if they are 16 or older.

Nine councillors, including six from the ruling Conservative-independent alliance, have called for it to be reconsidered at the council’s education scrutiny committee.

They said assurances given to the committee in June needed to be thought through again. Today's public meeting is at County Hall, Oxford, from 10am.