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 Platinum accreditation. As well as being actively engaged in initiatives such as; bike week, walk to school week/month, The Big Walk and Wheel Event, Clean Air Day and Park and Stride and we are striving to increase the percentage of pupils/parents using forms of active travel for their school journey.
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;
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).
Start of the Day Arrangements
End of the Day Arrangements
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.
Traffic wardens regularly patrol and issue tickets. BE WARNED!
If 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;