Car Park, Crossing and Park and Stride
It is vital that parents do not park on double yellow lines in the car park. The children have raised the fact that the way some parents drive and use the car park makes them feel unsafe. This is really unacceptable and we will be monitoring this periodically. There are always spaces available in the Gregson Centre car park. I would also encourage parents to use the “park and stride” location at Splash. If you would like to, please ask at the school office for a pass to display in your windscreen. One comment I have received about this said the following, “Love that walk. Think it's really good for the children, especially at this time of year when it gets dark early and they can't go out to play after school, to have some fun, freedom and fresh air after school. It's only about 10 minutes each way from Splash, nearly as quick and much less stressful than driving.”
The school car park gets extremely busy, both at the beginning and at the end of the day. It takes drivers a long time on busy days to enter and exit when collecting their children. The Park and Stride scheme offers alternative parking in three locations, each on a different side of the school. Vouchers are available for drivers to display in their windows for Splash car park and Meadow Drive, Flexbury (by garages). There is also a public car park opposite Dickies that parents can use. These are much better options than parking inconsiderately during busy periods closer to the school.