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Transport to school
Stoke Mandeville promotes the Better Ways to School Campaign. We have Bike it events and Walk to School weeks. We encourage families to adopt sustainable methods of travel to school. This could include walking, cycling, scooting, car sharing or using public transport.
For some families, walking or cycling is not an option because of distance. We also acknowledge that cycling to school is not an option for some children and parents due to safety considerations. You may consider that the heavy traffic on the route your child takes presents an unacceptable risk. You may feel that your child lacks the skill and experience to cycle.
With regard to travelling to and from school, we leave it to you to decide on matters of safety and how it is done.
Bike storage is provided on site for bikes to be left during the day. Unfortunately, we cannot take responsibility for bikes and helmets left on the premises so we recommend that the bikes are locked whilst at school.
Parents are not permitted to park their cars on the school premises. The lay-by directly in front of the school is used for this purpose. We ask all parents to park with consideration so that emergency vehicles and taxis for the deaf pupils can have access.
Parents may choose to park on roads near to the school. We ask you to be considerate to our neighbours and not obstruct their drives. When using Marsh Lane, please ensure you park on the opposite side of the road to the houses. We have an arrangement with the Bull and the Bell public houses to use their parking facilities at the start and end of the school day. We would ask you to be respectful of their facilities if you use them.
There may be occasions when parents can park on the school playground, usually when dropping off for residential visits. You will be informed when this is permitted.