As a driver you have a responsibility to park in a safe and considerate manner, if you don't you could be endangering a child's life.
Please park with care and help make the area near and around our school a safer place for pupils.
To help ease the situation, and provide a service to the community, staff kindly volunteer to operate a 'drop off' system in the mornings. Parents driving to school are able to drop off children from 8.35 am at the path along the front of the school. Key Stage 1 children are collected and walked through to their classrooms while Key Stage 2 children walk round onto the playground. We do not advise that Foundation Stage parents make use of this facility until the summer term, but exception may be made for the spring term on agreement with the class teacher. Please note: the car park is for staff use only.
If you need to drive your child to school, for the safety of all our families, please remember:
No parking on single or double yellow lines
No double parking
No stopping, dropping or parking on the School Keep Clear yellow zig zags
No parking on corners or junctions especially near the school entrances
Please do not block driveways
By remembering these points not only will you improve the safety of the area surrounding your child’s school, but you will also avoid receiving a parking ticket!
What can you do instead?
Fewer cars at the school entrance will help make it safer for you and your children.
‘Park and Stride’ - consider walking part of the way to school by parking away from the school entrance and walking the last 5 or 10 minutes. Walking half a mile only takes between 8 and 17 minutes. How many calories you burn depends on how fast you walk!
Try Car Sharing - consider sharing the school run. If you have to drive to school then get together with other parents who need to go by car and take it in turns to drive.
Walking Bus - organise a small group of parents to share the walk to school and take it in turns with other parents to do the school run. You could even combine this idea with Park and Stride. Walking to school contributes to the recommended daily physical activity for you and your children. It also helps to reduce congestion around the school and helps to improve air quality, providing benefits for everyone.