Free school transport is provided for pupils living a certain distance from the school.
Parents of children living within that distance can pay for school transport if they wish to do so, subject to availability. Full details are available from the School Transport department of the Local Authority.
School staff see the children onto the bus each afternoon and ensure that all children are present on the bus. It is the parents’ responsibility to let the school know of any alternative arrangements.
Children are expected to remain seated throughout the journey until they reach their destination and are required to wear a seatbelt at all times.
Parents of children who travel by bus are expected to ensure that their child behaves in an appropriate manner on the school bus and does not endanger the safety or well-being of other passengers, the driver or road users in any way.
Parents of children who use the school bus are requested to provide alternative contact arrangements in Mattishall for use in case of heavy snow.
Road Crossing Patrol
There is a Road Crossing Patrol on duty in the mornings and afternoons. Road Crossing Patrol times are as follows: Currently unavailable, post is being advertised.
Mornings: 8.30 -9.00 a.m.
Afternoons: 15.10 - 15.40 p.m.
N.B. We recommend that young children do not cross the road outside school without an adult.
Bicycles and Scooters
Children are allowed to ride bicycles and scooters to school. We expect parents to check their child’s bicycle regularly to ensure that it is in a roadworthy condition and is safe to use. Children should wear a safety helmet. When children arrive outside school they are expected to dismount, use the crossing patrol and wheel the bike or scooter to the bikeshed. On leaving the same procedure applies. Each child must have an effective bike lock, as the school takes no responsibility for loss or damage to bicycles or scooters left on school premises.
The responsibility for allowing a child to ride a bicycle or scooter to school rests entirely with parents.
Roller blades should not be brought into school, on safety grounds