Travelling to and from school


We understand that some students may only be able to travel to school using a private car. In these cases, the Council encourages people to park away from the school in appropriate car parks and walk the rest of the way.

The 'Smarter Parker' initiative encourages parents to think carefully when parking near to the school, or even within the school car park, to help keep our children safe.

Parents can sometimes be tempted to park where they shouldn't when they're in a hurry, late for work, don't want their children to get wet in bad weather and because "it's only for a short amount of time".

By parking where you shouldn't, parents are potentially putting their own and other people's children at risk. To keep everyone safe, please don't:

  • park on the 'keep clear' road markings
  • park on yellow zig-zags or lines
  • double-park

There may be an enforcement camera car in the area to stop people from parking unsafely. Penalty charge notices may apply if you park irresponsibly and illegally.

Parking responsibly will help keep children safe and reduce congestion around the school gates and nearby properties.