Collecting Children by Car at 3.30pm

If you collect your child by car at 3.30pm, whether regularly or occasionally, please read this and follow the guidelines set out below.

At the close of the normal school day, several hundred students leave the site on foot. Our policy is to do everything possible to ensure their safety, and we are certain that all parent/carers will agree with this.

For many students, the homewards direction is up King Oswy Drive towards the shops, which means that they have to cross both the entrance and the exit of the main school car park. The main source of potential danger at this precise time lies in vehicles entering or leaving the car park. In order to eliminate, as far as possible this danger, the entry and exit gates of the car park are closed from 3.20pm-3.40pm each day. All students not using the school buses should leave the school site via the Main front pedestrian access gates.

We would be very grateful if EVERYONE collecting students at 3.30pm would please park in one of the following TWO places:

KING OSWY DRIVE - east side (opposite school) where you can park legally, partially up on the pavement, in the areas marked by white lines on the pavement – there is space for at least a further 15 cars. Again, students should use the pedestrian crossing. If you plan to turn your car by driving through the main school car park, this is fine, provided you do so WELL BEFORE 3.20pm and also observe the clearly marked speed limit of 10mph. After approx. 3.20pm you can expect to find the entrance gates closed.

Parking on the west side (school side) of King Oswy Drive (or on the pavement) in front of the school is illegal at any time on account of the double yellow lines, and will result in a £60 ticket if the Council’s camera car passes by, which it regularly does.

MAIN SCHOOL CAR PARK. Although it is private property, we do not mind a few parents using the car park at 3.20pm, provided that you stick closely to our common-sense rules. Click here for details.

If the rules are not observed, we reserve the right to deny you access to the car park.

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