School entrance: Safer
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The key improvement
The main entrance has been closed to traffic and a one way system and drop off point introduced. This improvement required co-operation between the school governors, the council and travel operators, and was quite costly.
Road markings highlight that the slip road is a one way system. The entrance at the rear of the school is now the only access for vehicles, segregating staff parking and the dropping off of pupils.
While the improvements to the site were quite large and costly, all other measures, such as the crossing and barriers had proved ineffective in ensuring pupil safety. The new system speeds up bus drop offs, and allows easier access for staff to parking at the rear of the building.