Pupils should not be on the school site before 8.30am as they cannot be supervised before this time. Similarly, we expect pupils to leave school promptly at the end of the school day. If there are special circumstances which necessitate pupils arriving or leaving outside the expected times, please liaise with the school office.
Crossing Station Road
Our pupils are told that they must cross Station Road with the School Crossing Patrol ONLY. Please do not ask them to cross outside the school, even if you are with them. A few extra steps does no-one any harm and you will not be encouraging them to break with school procedures.
Cars – start of the day
We are hopeful that all pupils who live in the immediate neighbourhood will walk to school. Pupils who are brought to school by car should, where-ever possible, be dropped at the Community Centre and then walk to school, crossing Station Road with the School Crossing patrol. Our car park can get extremely busy and by keeping as many cars as possible off-site we hope to keep risk to a minimum.
Cars – end of the day
Cars are not allowed on to the school site at the end of the day. Please arrange an agreed place to pick up your child. We do ask that you show due courtesy and consideration to the safe access of residents in our neighbouring streets – Perowne Way and Batchelors in particular, and we suggest that the Community Centre car park should be the agreed meeting place.
Many of our pupils come to school using transport provided by the County Council. Pupils should ensure they are at the bus-stop in plenty of time in the morning and they will be told where to catch their bus at the end of the day. Bus permits must be shown for every journey. (Sometimes, at the start of the school year, there can be delay with the issue of the permits from the Council. Your child will still be able to travel if you have received notification of a place.
Any problems contact Passenger Transport, County Hall – 0300 123 4050
It is essential that your child understands that they must behave sensibly at all times in order to enjoy a safe and stress-free journey to and from school. We liaise closely with the drivers on all of our school buses and will deal severely with any behaviour that is felt to be inappropriate. We anticipate your help and support in this as the safety and well-being of all pupils must be paramount at all times. The transport provider is within their rights to refuse to carry any pupil who endangers the journey in any way and this decision will be supported by the school.
We hope to run, in conjunction with the Local Authority, a cycling proficiency course during the Summer Term. It will give your child the knowledge and experience they need to cycle safely on the road.
Pupils may cycle to school once they have gained permission from the school. A ‘Cycle to School’ form is available from the school and, once this is complete and your child’s cycle has been checked for safety (size, tyres, brakes, chain, lights etc), permission to cycle to school will be granted. A cycle helmet must be worn as part of this permission.
Pupils who have received permission to cycle to school must dismount at the school gates and wheel their cycle to the cycle storage area where it should be locked securely until the end of the day when it can be wheeled out to the gates prior to cycling home.
If, for any reason, your child is left stranded, because you are running late or they miss their school transport, they should return to school and report to their form tutor or any other member of staff who will attempt to resolve the matter. Under no circumstances should a stranded pupil attempt to find their own way home.