We have 3 pedestrian entrances in to school. The main gate is located in Cunnington Road. As you look at the school this is to the right hand side. This gate should also be used by any daytime visitors. Under no circumstances should pedestrians enter the school site through the automated car park gate.
We have 2 further side gates:
Children who walk to school arrive in a calmer frame of mind, ready to cope with the work of the day. It also test scores with no extra studying required!
Both you and your child gets some exercise. Walking to school is a time to develop skills like balancing, hopping, and jumping without even knowing it. And you can get your 10,000 steps in.
This is a great time to spend together without distractions. Talk about your days and what you can see in the surrounding and watch the changing of seasons
By walking you can avoid the problems of school gate parking, which can put all children in danger and cause unnecessary stress.
20% of all rush hour traffic is made up of people doing the school run. Fewer cars means better air quality, and better, cleaner air means you’ll lead a longer, healthier and more enjoyable life. SFJS has conducted an air quality survey around the school. To view the results please see the Air Quality section on the main Travel to School page.
It's a chance to talk to your child and enforce some of the road safety messages. Set a good example to your child.
By walking you make your neighbourhood safer, quieter, and friendlier. You will soon get to know your neighbours and fellow walkers.
Even if you live further away from school, you can park at a reasonable distance from the school and walk the rest of the way. Have a look at our Park and Stride map in the PDF below.