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Travelling to School

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Travelling to School

South Wonston School is at the heart of the village on the main road. Traffic, at drop off and pick up times is often very congested due to the number of cars, taxis and school buses. We would strongly encourage you and your child to walk to and from school, however we appreciate that this is not always possible. Pedestrian access from Sutton Scotney and other local villages is not always safe or practical and consequently Hampshire County Council provide a school bus at the beginning and end of the day with numerous pick up and drop off points. The bus is only available to pupils registered at South Wonston School with each child requiring a bus pass in order to travel.
 

Access to the school site

 

The school gates are open during the following times:

 

Morning:  8.45am  -  9.00am

Afternoon:   3.00pm   - 3.45pm

 

The school site can be accessed directly from the main entrance on Downs Road.

Please note there is no access to the school car park for parents (except for disabled access). 

Children must walk on the paths either site of the car park and not in the road or through the parked cars.

 

Pedestrian access is also available via the rear gate (from the Worthy Down Barracks) into the school field. There is a path from the school gate to the playground. Children and parents are asked to stay on the path.

 

Cycles and Scooter

We have three areas of cycle and scooter storage within the school grounds. 

1. A cycle rack just inside the main school gate

2. Two scooter racks on the playground

3. A cycle and scooter pod by the gate on the field.

 

Cycles and scooter must always be wheeled down the paths and in the playground.  We recommend cycles being secured with a lock and that children wear a cycle helmet.

 

Please read our Cycle Policy and complete a Code of Conduct form if you wish your child to cycle. (See below).

 

 

Park n Stride

We have two designated Park n Stride sites in South Wonston Village. We encourage parents who have to drive to the village to make use of these site at:

 

South Wonston Social Club   - 10 parking spaces

South Wonston Pavilion        -  25 spaces

School Bus

There is a bus route to and from South Wonston Primary School from Sutton Scotney village.


Before any child can travel on the bus you must have applied for and be in receipt of a bus pass issued by Hampshire Transport. Adults are not permitted to travel with their child on the bus. Travel passes have to be applied for online at:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schooltransport/apply

All Children who travel on the school buses are expected to comply with the Code of Conduct for their own safety and the safety of the other passengers. (See below for Code of Conduct Leaflet)


For further information and eligibility please click on the links below.

Home to School Transport Policy

Explains what help is available for home to school transport and the criteria which needs to be met.

Financial Help with Transport to School
The Passenger Transport Group is responsible for providing transport assistance to school for entitled pupils. The Operations Team assesses entitlement and arranges the appropriate transport.

School Car Park
The school car park is for staff only. Due to the restricted nature of the car park there is no on-site parking for parents at any time. Please do not use the top of the school drive as a turning circle as this puts children and pedestrians at risk. The local Community Police regularly monitor Downs Road at peak times and issue fixed penalty notices for traffic violations. Please park responsibly and with consideration to our neighbours.

Disabled Parking
If you need to use the disabled parking bay in the school car park please telephone the school office prior to your arrival so that we can arrange access for you.
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