We have now installed new electronic gates at the front of the school following requests from parents for this added security measure. We have added an electronic lock to the existing pedestrian gate and installed a new sliding gate across the vehicle entrance. Please do not drive through this entrance or allow your children to walk or cycle through it as the gate is closing. The old vehicle gate is being re-sited at the back of the school to make the children's play area safer.
During the summer the gates will remain open from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm to allow access for our dining hall contractors and our holiday club while the office is closed.
When the term starts in September the vehicle gates will be open from 7.10 am to 7.45 am to allow easy access for staff and parents dropping children for breakfast club. They will then be left closed until 4.15 pm when they will open for parents collecting children from afterschool club.
The pedestrian gate is manually operated but will be locked remotely, opening at 7.10 am to 9.00 am for children to come in and from 2.45 pm for parents who want to meet their children.
Staff have cards to open the gates for their own entry and deliveries and known visitors can buzz the office for entry. Due to lack of space there will unfortunately be no vehicle access for parents during the closed periods with the exception of the parents of our two children who are wheel chair users, who will now hopefully find that their designated disabled spaces have not already been taken.
Thank you for your cooperation with our security procedures.