At the start of this term we changed the time the gates are open in the morning to 8.30am. This week we have sent out a survey to gauge your thoughts and it’s clear you like this change!

46% of our families have responded
72% of these have accessed the playground from 8.30am and 88% are happy to do so
Of those who’ve not come in earlier yet, 81% consider they may do in the future
99% feel opening the gates earlier has improved things!

In light of these results, we shall implement this change permanently. Please note, parents accessing the Nursery/Year R may walk through from Cherry Orchard gate from 8.30am.

A couple of points that have been raised are about the drop-off zone at the top of the car park. It is essential that parents DO NOT double park in this area and use it to drop-off only. There are also parents still driving onto the pavement on Cherry Orchard Way without paying attention to the pedestrians who have right of way. I hope that all those choosing to drive their children to and from school do so responsibly. Thank you.

Be kind, be safe, be responsible and embrace challenge