Getting to School & Crossing Patrol
There is no parking on site (only limited places for staff). Please do not stop outside the school as there is no safe place for children to alight. Be aware many roads around the school site are double yellow lines where you must not park. The Elms public car park at the rear of the school usually has spaces and this is by far the safest place to park.
Town Council are instigating carpark charges in the town's car parks, all will offer first 30 mins free but you must take a ticket from the machine.
It is recommended that young children are escorted into school as the traffic on New Road, although light, often moves quite fast. There is a Crossing Patrol on College Road, which is a busy road with lorries and buses.
CROSSING PATROL INFORMATION LEAFLET - important information for parents and drivers.
PERMISSION TO LEAVE SCHOOL SITE AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY
At the end of school, all class teachers bring their classes on to the playground to meet their families. If you want to give permission for your KS2 child to leave the school site alone, you must complete a permission form from the School Office. If we have not received your consent in this format, we will be unable to let your child leave school.
Please email the school office to request a Permission form - which will be sent to you via ParentMail to complete.
Please write to the class teacher if there any changes to your usual collection arrangements.
There are facilities for leaving bicycles in the school grounds but the Headteacher must be consulted before children cycle to school. Children who cycle should have passed, or be taking, their Bikeability course, otherwise they should be accompanied by an adult cyclist.
IMPORTANT: Please visit Suffolk on Board for full details about SCC funded school travel as it is your NEAREST school (which may NOT be your CATCHMENT school) that you can have funded transport for.
We strongly recommend that you check which school is your nearest suitable school on Nearest School Checker because this might not be your catchment area school.
SCHOOL FUNDED TRAVEL
If your child is eligible for SCC funded school travel you MUST to opt-in to receive travel for the start of the 2022/2023 school term:
- If your child already receives SCC funded travel you still need to opt-in every year.
- If your child is starting secondary school in September 2022 and they are eligible for SCC funded school travel you will be contacted. You will need to opt-in if you would like your child to use this service.
- If your child is starting primary school in September 2022 and they are eligible for SCC funded school travel you will be contacted. You will need to opt in if you would like your child to use this service.
For more information on the SCC school travel policy and getting your child to school please visit: www.suffolkonboard.com/optin
Our School promotes walking and cycling to school as the most sustainable and healthy ways to travel.