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Travelling to School

South Wonston School is at the heart of the village on the main road.

For our children’s physical and mental wellbeing and to protect our environment, we strongly encourage active travel. Walking, cycling and scooting their way to school helps to set children up for their day of learning. Where this is not possible, we encourage families to use the park and stride facilities (see below) to help manage congestion at school drop off and pick up times.

Pedestrian access from Sutton Scotney and other local villages is not always safe or practical. Hampshire County Council therefore 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: 8.30am - 8.45am
Afternoon: 2.55pm - 3.15pm

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

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. 

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

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 scooters 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 sites at:

South Wonston Social Club - 15 parking spaces
South Wonston Pavilion - 25 spaces

Please have a look at our Park n Stride map at the bottom of this page.

Sutton Scotney School Bus

There is a bus route to and from South Wonston Primary School from Sutton Scotney village area for children who are 5 years old and over.  Year R children are not able to travel on the school bus until the term after their 5th birthday (this is Hampshire Policy).

Children who are under 5 

If your child is under 5 years old you can apply for a privilege travel space on the bus, although there is a termly charge for this payable to Hampshire Transport. Further information can be found at

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

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. The Code of Conduct policy can be found at the bottom of this page.

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.

Accessible Parking

We have 2 accessible parking spaces on site. If you need to use the accessible parking bay in the school car park, please telephone the school office so that we can arrange access for you. Please note that priority for this space will be given to parents collecting disabled children.