‘The Parkwise Promise’

In an effort to create a safer environment outside our school, at the beginning and end of the day we are participating in ’The Parkwise Promise’, a Hampshire County Council led initiative to target dangerous and inconsiderate parking near to schools.

Congestion on the roads around our school in the morning and afternoon poses a risk to our children and their families as they travel into school. This can be reduced by more children walking and cycling, either all or part of the way into school. However, the school does recognise that there are circumstances when travelling to school by car is the only option. In this case we ask parents to drive and park with consideration.

Below are some points to consider when parking; some are legal requirements:

  • Do not park or stop on the ‘School Keep Clear’ zig zags

  • Do not park opposite or within 10m of a junction

  • Allow pedestrians better visibility by parking clear of any crossing points, for example at the junction of Ashburton and Paget Road and Paget Road and Coward Road

  • Unless signposted otherwise, do not park on pavements or verges

  • Do not block vehicle access points including driveways

  • Please abide by the voluntary one way system

If you would like to support this scheme, please sign the form below and return it to school. You will then be issued with a sticker to display in your car to show your commitment to safe parking and this will hopefully encourage others to do the same.