Getting To and From School
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike-racks.
We have campaigned for many years to have improved road features installed outside of our school and these have recently been installed in the form of a school safety zone, school keep clear markings, double yellow lines and a zebra crossing. The safety of our children is our greatest priority and we have asked for signs outside of the school to remind drivers that the speed limit is 20 MPH speed limit. We continue to promote the Park and Stride facility for parents to use at the start and end of the school day and ask that people do not park in the adjacent streets. There is ample parking a short walk away from school at the Park and Stride facility.
Our school was built to ensure it is fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). A hearing loop can be provided through our main school office and there is allocated parking clearly marked in our visitors car park.
Safety in the Car Park
Please make sure you follow the arrows when coming in and leaving the car park to keep the traffic flowing. Please only park in the marked spaces, not in the disabled spaces unless you display a disabled badge, or in the traffic flow areas.
Parking at Schools
When parking at school please ensure that you park in a designated space or
an area which does not have any parking restrictions.
Parking restrictions include:
• School Keep Clear Markings (Yellow Zig Zags)
• Double Yellow Lines
• Single Yellow Lines
• Bus stops
• Yellow Box junctions
• White zig zag lines on a pedestrian crossing
The restrictions outside of schools are there for your child’s safety and to
allow children and their parents to safely access their school.
By parking on restrictions you are creating a serious risk to your child and to
others. Parking restrictions are not parking opportunities for parents.
Parking on the restrictions is illegal and you could be subject to a parking fine.
Parking Enforcement Officers and the Police are out enforcing these
restrictions on a daily basis.
Parking congestion is a real concern for children, parents and teachers alike
and restrictions are in place to keep areas clear to promote safety.
The Road Safety Team work hard to educate children and young people in
road safety messages that help to keep them safe. We teach them that
features like School Keep Clear markings, double yellow lines and bus stops
are places where cars can not park. We explain that many of the features
around the school help to improve visibility for people crossing the road and
help manage the congestion which is often found outside of the school gates.
To avoid receiving a fine please park in appropriate locations which are
available near the school. There are significant amounts of parking within a
short walking distance which would improve the environment, reduce
congestion, provide some exercise for you and your child and generally make
the area a safer place to be.
Your help and support with this important road safety message is appreciated.