At Woodchurch CE Primary School the safety and well-being of our school community and is paramount. We ask all visitors to the school to follow the Highway Code for parking Highway Code and thank you for the support, courtesy and consideration you demonstrate to ensure the safety on the roads that surround our site.
We encourage as many of our families to take the healthy option of walking to school, especially if you live in the village. Children take part in Road Safety workshops to promote their awareness of safety around the school.
We appreciate that, later in Keystage 2, children will be starting to become more independent. Therefore there is an additional Year 6 programme. Early in the school year they have the opportunity to follow a Cycling Proficiency course. In the summer term, as part of their transition to secondary school, they take part in “Safety in Action”. Here they have theopportunity to learn about bus safety in time for Year 7.
Alternatives to street parking at Woodchurch CE primary School
As the Rectory Close and Bethersden Road become congested at peak times, the proprietors of the Bonny Cravat pub have kindly offered the use of their car park at drop-off and pick-up times. We ask you to kindly consider alternative parking arrangements at other times so that we do not inconvenience their customers.
If you are unable to park safely on Bethersden Road there is an additional car park at the village green, by the Memorial Hall, which is a five minute walk from the school.
The regular Stagecoach 2a bus route runs between Ashford and Tenterden, including several stops in Woodchurch. There is a bus stop is positioned right in front of the school on Bethersden Road which is especially convenient for school. Please follow this link to access an up-to-date timetable. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/routes/south-east/2a/ashford-tenterden/xfao002a.o
The Highway Code – Section 243
DO NOT stop or park:
- near a school entrance
- anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services
- at or near a bus or tram stop or taxi rank
- opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
- where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and poweredmobility vehicles
- in front of an entrance to a property
- on a bend
- You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs.
(Law GL(GP)A sect 15)