Fairfield Infant School

Everyone is valued and learning is fun

Travel to School

Here at the Fairfield Infant School, we encourage all of our families to travel safely to school by walking, cycling, scooting and using public transport wherever possible. 


As a reward for our excellence in supporting cycling, walking, our Park and Stride scheme and other forms of sustainable and active travel, we were awarded our Modeshift Stars Bronze accreditation. As well as being actively engaged in initiatives such as; bike week, walk to school week/month and The Big Pedal we are striving to increase the percentage of pupils/parents using forms of active travel for their school journey.


We have also taken part in the National clean air day poster competition where children were asked to create a poster to raise awareness about air pollution and help make the air we breathe cleaner and healthier. The children did an amazing job and we had a runner up. We have also won a Plume flow meter for the school after entering the Big Walk and Wheel competition in 2022.

Modeshift Stars Bronze Accreditation Certificate

Travel to School


Fairfield Infant School is constantly working hard to ensure the children's safety including at the start and end of each school day. We strongly recommend pupils walk, scoot or cycle to school. If you have have no alternative but to drive your child to school, we would urge you to use our Park and Stride approach.


In order to make school a safer place we ask that parents consider the following;


  • Walk, scoot or cycle to school - We provide cycle and scooter storage at the front of our school site. There is a separate signed entrance for Scooter and bicycles, please ensure you enter via this and park scooters and bicycles safely on arrival at school. Scooters/Cycles must NOT be ridden in the playground. Please ensure these are collected at the end of the school day after exiting the playground.


  • Park and stride - Park further away from school and walk the last part of your journey (see attached map)

When parking please consider the local residents; do not block driveways, do not park close to junctions, do not cause obstruction. (Please click on the link at the bottom of this page for full information of this scheme and maps of the free to use car parks).


The Highway Code specifies:
Rule 243 - DO NOT stop or park:

near a school entrance

anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services

opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space

in front of an entrance to a property

on a bend  


Rule 224: Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs. Please adhere to this guidance.

As part of our commitment to promote walking to school, parking is available at our Park and Stride car parks (See the Park and Stride map below).


Vehicle Restricted Access

Please note that parking onsite is restricted to staff only and agreed visitors in our Staff Car Park.

The Staff car park is strictly out of bounds to everyone other than Fairfield school staff at all times, this includes dropping off or collecting children from Active8 Club or any school run club. Access is also prohibited via the black gate from the car park onto the playground.


We appreciate parking around the school is limited but as the safety of our staff, parents, carers and Fairfield children and their siblings is paramount we ask you to abide by our request.


We ask that you please be considerate to our neighbours and other road users when parking. For safety reasons we have restricted access through our driveway between 8.30 and  9.00am and 2.45 and  3.15pm. There is NO ACCESS to our site at these times.


Pedestrian Exit: Our school driveway may be used by pedestrians to exit the school site after dropping their child at school in the morning or collection in the afternoon. It should NOT be used at any other time and never used to access our site (drop off or collection from before/after school). Access is also prohibited via the black gate from the car park onto the playground.


Traffic wardens regularly patrol and issue tickets. BE WARNED! 

Stop means Stop!


The Road Safety Team have asked us to remind you all to support our road safety campaign and respect our school crossing patrols by reminding you that Stop means Stop!


Drivers who don’t stop when signalled to do so by a School Crossing Patrol face a fine of up to £1,000 and three penalty points on their driving licence. They could also be disqualified from driving.

f your child is moving schools and you want help finding the safest route for them to school visit you can find a transition toolkit below;

Park And Stride Car Park Map