Dear Parents and Carers
On Friday 1st February 2019 we will take delivery of our new building. This will involve a crane being on site all day, a series of articulated lorries accessing the site during the day, and a fleet of contractor vehicles arriving as well. All of this vehicle and plant traffic will take up a lot of our car parking space throughout the whole of Friday 1st February.
Because of this, with the exception of vehicles which have a St Peter’s pass for those drivers or pupils with limited mobility or additional needs, there will be no parking spaces on site for parents and carers to leave their cars and drop their children into the south playground in the morning.
For children being dropped off for Breakfast Club or additional provision from 8:00am, car drivers are asked to use the one way route and drop-off walkway alongside the north playground. Extra staff will be on hand to welcome and direct the children into school.
The one way route to the drop-off walkway that runs by the north playground will be opened 10 minutes earlier on that day, at 8:20am, to help ease a possible increase in vehicle use for that option. For that Friday only, additional staff will be on duty in the north playground to welcome any extra children who would normally wait in the south playground with parents or carers but who instead will be dropped off to the north playground. Any families that are able to car share and so reduce the number of cars coming into St Peter’s in the morning would be greatly appreciated.
Families who would rather stay with their children on the south playground but normally do this by parking on site are asked to allow plenty of time to be able to park off-site and walk onto St Peter’s grounds. The timing for the south playground gate will remain between 8:30am and 8:50am as normal.
St Peter’s staff have been asked to car share, use alternative means of transport, park off-site and even offer up their local driveways for colleagues in an effort to reduce the vehicle presence on site as much as possible during the building delivery day.
Collection at 3:15pm will be as normal on foot for all families, with the exception of vehicles which have a St Peter’s pass for those drivers or pupils with limited mobility or additional need.
Families collecting from after-school care at 3:45pm and 4:15pm, and Hip-Hop Club at 4:00pm will need to park off site and access an exit St Peter’s on foot.
I know that these changes will have an impact on families’ travel arrangements for the day, but any possible inconvenience will be long forgotten when the pupils get to enjoy the additional space and facilities that the new building will provide from March 2019 onwards.
Mr R Cunningham