Increasing travel disruption to the Academy at the end of the school day.
There is an increasing number of parents who are in the habit of coming onto the Academy site to collect their children at 15:10 and this is becoming a hazardous situation. There are now so many cars entering the gates that a queue forms out on to Gainsborough Rd. The Police have complained about this and the Academy bus often has no way of getting to the bus bay as it is full of waiting cars.
As a result, the safeguarding of the students is becoming hard to manage, as our traffic management policy is being flaunted by those coming in with no genuine need. The increase in traffic flow heightens the danger to the children and there have been a couple of near misses that we are no longer willing to tolerate.
Parents of children that have a special requirement to be collected directly from the Academy will be allowed to enter, but others are requested to make arrangements to collect your child at a safe spot outside of the school grounds.