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Responsible Parking

As a driver you have a responsibility to park in a safe and considerate manner, if you don't you could be endangering a child's life.

Please park with care and help make the area near and around our school a safer place for pupils.

Please note: the car park is for staff use only.

The Brent's Road Safety Campaign

At the end of last year, all classes took part in a Road Safety competition to create designs that would be part of our new road safety campaign. Well done to our winners Caitlin, Naila, Maryam, Ariella and Cassidy.

These designs have been used to create our new school mascots Roxy & Broxy and banners and postcards to promote road safety. We hope that the messages displayed will encourage everyone to think before they park so that all of the children are safe on the roads around our school.

If you need to drive your child to school, for the safety of all our families, please remember:

  • No parking on single or double yellow lines
  • No double parking
  • No stopping, dropping or parking on the School Keep Clear yellow zig zags
  • No parking on corners or junctions especially near the school entrances
  • Please do not block driveways

By remembering these points not only will you improve the safety of the area surrounding your child’s school, but you will also avoid receiving a parking ticket!

What can you do instead?

Fewer cars at the school entrance will help make it safer for you and your children.

‘Park and Stride’ -

Consider walking part of the way to school by parking away from the school entrance and walking the last 5 or 10 minutes. Walking half a mile only takes between 8 and 17 minutes. How many calories you burn depends on how fast you walk!

We have worked with Dartford Borough Council who have suggested that parents can use Dartford Bowls Club on Cotton Lane for additional parking. This will give you a safe place to park and will, in turn, reduce the congestion on St Johns Road.

Try Car Sharing -

Consider sharing the school run. If you have to drive to school then get together with other parents who need to go by car and take it in turns to drive.

Walking Bus -

Organise a small group of parents to share the walk to school and take it in turns with other parents to do the school run. You could even combine this idea with Park and Stride.  Walking to school contributes to the recommended daily physical activity for you and your children. It also helps to reduce congestion around the school and helps to improve air quality, providing benefits for everyone.