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Letter Regarding End of the School Day and Traffic Around the School

Wednesday 30th September


Dear parents and carers. As you will no doubt have observed, the ends of the day are particularly challenging for us as we try to safely hand over children to parents. You have all been really patient and your support at this difficult time of the day has been hugely appreciated. A huge thank you to everyone who is leaving the school promptly, wearing their mask and maintaining social distancing at the gate. We appreciate it is hard when so many parents are collecting children. There are a number of things we are asking you to do, to make this time of day is as smooth and safe as possible:

 Please do not arrive too early – if you do, form a queue, maintaining a 2 metre distance from others. If you are very early, stand on the other side of the road , or if collecting from Elphinstone Road, use the grass area in front of the gates.

 Do not block the gates by standing in front of them. This becomes particularly difficult if you have a push-chair

 Once you collect your child, please leave immediately.

 One adult only collects their child/children.

One of our greatest concerns at drop off and collection times has been the situation with traffic outside our school.

Please do not park on the yellow lines outside the school. Parking on yellow lines is illegal. Those lines are there to keep our children safe.

Please do not double-park outside the school gates, either to drop off or collect children. This is incredibly dangerous - this week we have observed, on a number of occasions, some worrying incidents that have put children’s safety at risk.

Please respect the safety of all children and families by making sure you do not stop in a vehicle outside the school gates under any circumstances.


Drop off and collection times reminder:

Morning drop off Gates open at 8.45am and close at 9.00 am – all children from Y1 – Y6 can arrive between these times.

Ends of day Y1, Y3 and Y5 – collected at 3.15pm Y2, Y4 and Y6 - collected at 3.30pm

Reception: drop off between 8.45am – 9.05am Reception: collected between 3.10pm and 3.30pm Thank you as always for your support.

Best wishes Fiona,


Fiona Judge Headteacher