Getting to School


Parking

The school is fortunate to benefit from a large parking area next to Beaufort Community Centre, which is accessible from Beaufort Road. This includes a ‘drop off’ zone where parents can stop parallel to the pavement and deposit their children, who can then walk safely into school. The school requests that parents use the facilities provided rather than parking dangerously on the busy main roads around the school. Zigzag lines have been painted outside the school gates to prevent cars stopping or parking near the entrance, which can cause obstructions and endanger our children.

The area of car park nearest to the school is reserved for staff use and the entrance with high double gates leading to the playground is used as an emergency exit. Therefore, this must be kept clear at all times.

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE BY STOPPING OR PARKING THOUGHTFULLY AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE DAY.

Walking

If your child comes to school on foot, please insist they use the school crossing patrol or pedestrian lights to cross the roads.

Cycling

We are fortunate to have some cycle racks on the school premises to which bicycles can be locked. If you wish your child to cycle to school, please contact the school office for details of the Cycle Permit Scheme.

Security
The school occupies a very open and vulnerable site and therefore, we adopt certain measures to minimise the risks to pupils and their property. During the school day, between 9am and 3pm, the site is locked at the back of the playground and around the sides of the building. Visitors’ access to the site is only via the front entrance on Cranleigh Road, even if you are using the car park. We apologise for the walk but feel it is a small price for a secure school. These gates are locked again at 6pm. Please note that the school premises, including the playing fields and playground, are out of bounds to children outside of school hours.

Children are not allowed to bring valuable toys to school. Small sums of money for specific purposes are allowed and these should be kept on the child’s person in a pocket or purse belt; staff cannot accept responsibility for looking after valuables. No money should ever be left in cloakrooms or drawers. We do not allow children to buy, sell or swap articles in school.