Wherever possible we encourage parents and children to come to school in ‘eco-friendly’ ways such as walking, scooting and cycling. Not only will this be good for the environment it will also be safer and healthier for the children. Facilities have been installed for the secure storage of pupil’s bikes and scooters.
We are a ‘Bike It’ school. Since opening in September 2014 we have been working with our local ‘Bike It’ Officer to provide information for children and their families. ‘Bike It’ provides schools with information about safer ways to cycle and encourage children to use their bikes to come to school. ‘Bike It’ is a school-based initiative which is supported by Sustrans a national sustainable travel organisation.
Our local ‘Bike It’ Officer has helped us to arrange:
- Cycle and scooter training for the children
- Cycling safety classes and ‘Be bright be seen’ assembly
- ‘Dr Bike’ bike maintenance sessions and security marking of bikes and scooters
- The ‘Cycle to Santa’ competition.
We are pleased to announce that as of November 2015, we have been awarded the ‘Bike It’ Bronze School Mark. Further information can be seen on the ‘Bike It’ board in school. Our cycle policy can be seen here.
The school car park will be for staff use only. There will be spaces for disabled parking and for taxis only. Access needs to be clear at all times for deliveries. We regularly monitor and review parking around the school and we ask parents to be responsible when parking and considerate to local residents. Visitor car parking has been provided within the development and there are parking bays on Brookfield Drive and within the neighbourhood centre. Whilst these are not exclusive to parents dropping off children, we have been advised that they can and should be utilised.
The Trinity Oaks C of E Primary School full Travel Plan can be viewed here.
The Trinity Oaks School Travel Plan Monitoring Report can be viewed here.