We have been thinking hard about different ways we can help parents, especially around busy mornings and getting the children to school.
With this in mind we currently have two walking buses, where members of staff walk each route to allow children to join them on the way to school. Parents can drop the children off with the walking bus on route and are also more than welcome to join us – the more the merrier! From September 2019 the bus will be available for all children from Years 1 - years 6.
Route 1 will start at the junction of Tilgate Way and Dickens Road at 8.05am and will go via Dickens Road, Johnson Walk, Garrick Walk and Tilgate Way before reaching Tilgate Parade at 8.25am. The bus will then go along the side of the parade of shops, to Scott Road before reaching Loppets Road and arriving at School around 8.35am.
Route 2 will start at Furnace Parade at 8.15am, travel up Furnace Drive before going down Loppets Road and arriving at school at 8.30am. Please see attached map and timetable which will help you know when and where to join us.
If parents wish their children to walk with the walking bus on their own, please can you ensure that you accompany the children to the bus route, and sign them over to a member of staff. This will also help those who live a bit further away as they could drive to one of the ‘Bus Stops’ and walk the rest – easing congestion around the school. We hope this service will help with the school run and also provide a lovely, communal walk to school giving parents and children a chance to catch up and chat on the way to school.
We look forward to you joining us.