The majority of our pupils live in close proximity to the school and we encourage a healthy journey to school by walking, cycling or scooting. Some children who live in the outlying villages come to school by bus or taxi. If parents drop off or collect children by car, we ask that they park responsibly and do not block our neighbours’ access. The yellow zig zags around school are there for the safety of everyone around school and should not be used for stopping or parking at the start or end of the school day.
ERYC Home to School Transport Arrangements
ERYC provides bus (or taxi) transport to and from school for eligible children. Details and guidance on this service can be found on the their website. Buswise is a website provided by ERYC to offer guidance on a safe and happy journey to and from school.
Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.
We encourage all children to be safe when cycling. To see more information on how to help your child with cycling safety, please use the links below:
Modeshift Stars Silver Award Presentation
To achieve the Silver Award we have worked very hard to take part in and promote a number of transport initiatives, to encourage children to get to school in healthier ways.
We have help from Mr Wigley, who works with the school to help us set up our ideas, such as the latest questionnaire and the Be Bright Be Seen campaign. We are looking forward to working towards the Gold Award.
Be Bright Be Seen
So far this term we have delivered an assembly promoting safe travel now the clocks have gone back, called ‘Be Bright Be Seen’. We have also completed a survey of how pupils currently travel to school – here are the results:
|Travel||How do Pupils Travel||How pupils would like to travel|
|Park & Stride||47||5|
We are extremely amazed with the results of the survey which show how many people travel to school in an eco-friendly way.
Our next aim is to reduce the amount of people parking outside school. We would like you to think about whether you could park and stride if you live too far away to walk all the way. Alternatively, the survey says that more people would like to cycle to school so we will be promoting this too.
Please watch this space for more information and our ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ competition.