Drop-Off Zone Update
Survey Monkey Results - January 2017
A huge thank you for all the parents who responded to the Survey Monkey about the school drop off. We had 112 responses. Responses were as follows;
50% of parents who responded used it. Of those who use it:
- 53% use it on average once a week
- 16% use it on average two or three times a week
- 31% use it on average three or four times a week.
- 98% of parents said that staff were extremely helpful
- 83% of parents said that they felt the drop-off zone had eased parking in the mornings.
What have you liked about the drop off zone?
The over-riding feeling was that it was convenient, eases flow of traffic, safe, quick and easy, eased problem with parking. What could we do to improve the drop off zone? A lot of people who responded couldn’t think of anything but I will respond to some of the concerns raised.
|Wider entrance||The access gate had been widened as part of the build. It is possible to get 1 car in and 1 out|
|Extend to 8.55||Drop off finishes at 8.50 as this is the latest we can leave to get the children organised and escorted to classrooms. (It’s a long way from the hall to reception classes!)|
|Earlier drop off from 8.15||The drop off was introduced to ease the parking problems for residents and to make the walk, bike, scoot to school safer. That’s why we start 20 minutes before the doors open. If we start earlier this won’t ease congestion. Could I please ask parents not to be waiting at the drop off from 8.15 as this makes it difficult for staff to get parked and into school.|
|The issue of cars parked around the car park at the end of the day, its unsafe||This was part of our planning proposal to ease parking on neighbouring roads at the end of the day – opening up the car park to parents after school. There is a footpath around to the pedestrian access on Bristol Drive. If people are heading towards the play park they can walk round to nursery and through the side entrance. I’m at the front of the school on a regular basis ensuring that cars are parked on the road not pavement – which they are. Like any car park it’s vital that you keep an eye on your children.|