Travel to School
We actively encourage our pupils and staff to walk, scoot or cycle to school to:
- help keep us fit and healthy
- help our pupils develop road safety skills which will keep them safe as they travel further afield and more independently
- help keep our local air clean, and our streets free from congestion
- help learn life skills that everyone should be able to benefit from.
We use Modeshift STARS to update and monitor our school travel plan.
We promote safe and active travel as much as possible by using our noticeboard, displays and electronic communication (Twitter and Parentmail).
We encourage parents to support the school and their children by encouraging their child(ren) to walk, scoot or cycle to school wherever possible. We ask parents to:
- Ensure children walk or ride sensibly and safely on the way to and from school, and to push bikes and scooters on school grounds.
- Ensure that bicycles and scooters are roadworthy and properly maintained. If in doubt consult a qualified mechanic.
- Consider the provision of a cycle helmet to their child.
- Ensure children can be seen by fitting lights to their bike and supplying them with high-visibility clothing.
We ask our pupils to:
- Ask their parents if they can walk, scoot or cycle to school.
- Behave in a way that shows that both they and the school are presented in the best possible light whether walking, scooting, cycling or using public transport.
- Ride or walk courteously, sensibly and safely on the way to and from school.
- Push bikes and scooters on school grounds.
- make sure they can be seen by using lights in teh dark or bad weather and by wearing high-visibility clothing.
We hope that the information provided on this page helps improve your child's journey to school.
Driving to School
We understand that sometimes there is no alternative to driving to school. Parents must ensure children travel safely in their car adhering to car seat laws and requirements and wearing a seatbelt at all times.
Where a car must be used we ask parents to drive only part of the way, and drop their child off away from the school so that some of the journey can be walked or scooted.
Parents must ensure they park their car in a designated parking bay or space.
Parents must ensure they do not drop children off directly on the main road, they must park and escort children to the pedestrian gate shown on the map below
Parents must ensure they par legally, safely and with respect for our neighbours and local residents. It is not acceptable to park or wait on double yellow bays, on the school zigzags, on private property or across residential driveways at any time.