Parking at the beginning and end of the school day

This week, a staff member’s car parked in the staff car park was damaged during pick up. Please could we remind parents that the staff car park is for staff and disabled parking only. No other parents should be using this car park without permission.

We would also like to remind you of the general rules around parking near schools. Rule 243 of The Highway Code states: DO NOT stop or park near a school entrance. We remind parents that the lay-by in front of the school is for buses only and must not be used for drop off and pick up between 8.25am and 9.00am, or 3.00pm and 3.30pm – even if the buses have already gone. Parked cars in this area make road crossing dangerous for parents and children who are forced to cross between multiple cars, many of which are moving. No vehicle should ever stop or park on the zig zag lines around the school entrance, including the grassy area at the end of the fence or on the no parking area in front of the bins.

Likewise, the pavements opposite school must not be used for drop off, waiting or parking. We have had many complaints from angry local residents about the pavements being blocked by vehicles. Opposite the school is a residential home for adults with learning difficulties and access is needed all day. Parking on the pavement makes it extremely dangerous for the residents, some of whom are visually impaired and in wheelchairs. We ask that all parents park in the village hall car park or further down the road and walk the short distance to school. Our school is a part of Longnor community and it is very important that we treat our neighbours with respect.

We are grateful for your support in keeping our children and community safe.

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