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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Getting to School

The school runs a Walking Bus service three times a week, which collects children at various stops along the route to school.  Children enjoy this experience as they can socialise with their friends, learn road safety skills, get exercise and arrive alert for the day ahead.  Parents are welcome to join them or drop them off at one of the bus stops where the children will then be escorted into school.  This service runs on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from the corner of Broadway Avenue outside Oddfellows Hall starting at 8:25 am. Click here to see the timetable.

CYCLING

A cycle shelter is provided for those who wish to cycle.  Permission should be sought from the Office before using this facility.  (Click here for application form)  Children should wear a cycle helmet and follow the road safety codes and an adult should escort younger children.  Cycles should be padlocked and are left at the owner’s risk.  The school offers Bikeability training for pupils in Y6 to promote safe cycling.

PARKING

The car park is for staff, visitors and permit holders only and must not be used by parents when delivering and collecting their children.  There is a public car park close by in which parents should park.  Click here for more details.

If you are unable to walk to school or use the public car park and walk, please be considerate to our neighbours if you choose to park in nearby roads.  Do not:

  • block drives or garages
  • park on pavements therefore blocking access for pushchairs/wheelchairs
  • park on green areas

Please do not park on the road outside the school.  Parked cars make it difficult for pedestrians and other road users to view on-coming traffic.  The parked cars also cause congestion, which increases the possibility of an accident occurring.  The police regularly patrol this area and fines may be issued.

All children should be delivered and collected from the playground gates.  Arrangements should not be made to meet parents elsewhere as an accident could easily occur while unsupervised children are looking for their parents’ cars.