Parking at School

Safe and considerate parking

We are very fortunate that Siddal Moor is tucked away in a quiet, residential area, with parents not having the worry of getting children across busy main roads when they are taken and collected by car. The downside of this is that parking can be an issue on some of the residential streets around our School. We have always worked hard to maintain good relations with our neighbours, and to this end we would remind all parents to be extremely careful and considerate when parking cars at both ends of the School day. Please DO NOT park cars across any driveways, thus preventing any households from going about their business. Also, DO NOT park on the grass verges, as this dangerously impedes the vision of drivers leaving the car park. Parking is also obviously not permitted on any zig zags, double yellow lines or yellow hatchings, as it is vital that emergency vehicles can access School at any time of the day. Finally, there are disabled parking spaces in the car park, and a number of parents and carers who are entitled to use these spaces. It is completely unacceptable for anybody else to use these parking spaces.

Finally, can I remind all parents to drive extremely slowly and carefully near school, as there will be many children crossing at busy times of the day.
I hope that this clarifies our position on parking. Thank you in advance for your co-operation if you are a parent new to Siddal Moor, and thank you for your continued co-operation if you are an existing parent or carer.