Keeping each and every student safe should always be at the forefront of all adults’ minds whenever they are near a school. Pick up time is always very busy and a time that requires extra due diligence, especially by those in charge of a motor vehicle.
This year we are having great difficulty with two illegal practices that are very dangerous and causing significant concern regarding our students’ safety. Due to pressure on available car park spaces some parents have taken to either parking up on the grassed areas near the crossings, or entering the school gates to collect their children. Despite repeated warnings these dangerous practices continue. The local police, as well as the local council traffic enforcement officers, have raised their concerns and have started issuing tickets to offending drivers.
I ask all parents to please ensure that they do not drive into the school grounds, or illegally park when waiting for the children, this will result in a fine. Even worse than that, you may be responsible for causing an injury to one of our students.