We are very fortunate to have a drop off zone in the staff carpark. Very few schools have this off-street facility. Whilst this helps to lessen some of the congestion in Queens Road, all users need to be aware that both before and after school is an extremely busy and potentially dangerous time. Hence we must take care in ensuring that all drivers and pedestrians act and/or drive safely.
For the safety of ourselves, our pupils, our neighbours and all who use Queens Road, nearby streets and/or the school’s drop-off zone, the following reminders are given:-
•Please do not park in a no standing area or across a local resident’s driveway.
•Please do not stop on a school crossing and/or drive over the crossing whilst the crossing supervisor or any pedestrian is on the crossing.
•If you are parallel parking in a designated spot, please don’t take up a car and a half position, be mindful of sharing the available parking space if more than one car can fit.
Using the school’s drop off zone
•The school’s drop off zone is only a 1-2 minute parking spot.
•When your car pulls alongside the footpath, this is when children need to get out of the car.
•Children are to get out of the car on the pavement side.
•Make sure your child has their bag ready so that they can get out of the car quickly. Stopping to get bags out of the boot, put coats on etc. slows the traffic down and adds to congestion.
•Parking in the drop off zone through the day is not permitted.
Pick up procedure
•At pick up time, drivers are expected to park their cars and collect their children by foot.
•At times, for safety and organisational reasons, the drop off zone will be temporarily closed owing to the arrival / departure of buses (eg. excursions, sport). Where practicable, prior notice will be given.