Patterdale C of E Primary School

A loving family in a unique environment

Parking at school - important guidance for all visitors

Parking at school - important guidance for all visitors


We all wish to keep our children safe, so here is some strict guidance along with extracts of the Highway Code in relation to the markings outside the school.


• Please do not park on the pavement opposite school.

• The double solid white lines system state that you cannot park on the road.

• Parking half on the pavement and half on the road causes problems for both road users and
pedestrians. Those with pushchairs/ wheelchairs can’t get past and most importantly our
school children who are trying to cross the road can’t see what traffic is coming towards
them and you therefore put them in danger.

• This also applies to the other side of the road. Parking is prohibited (by the solid lines) on
either side of the carriageway for the same reason.

• Please also be mindful that parking in front of the blue gate where pupils cross the road
causes a back log onto the road when children are trying to enter with bikes and scooters.
We are going to trial allocation for the use of the car parks:

• If your child is in the infants or nursery then you can park in the layby at the front (please
don’t double park) or in the car park nearest to the infants.

• If your child is in juniors then please use the car park behind the George Starkey Hut. This is the nearest to collecting your child. Please ensure the top metal bar is in the closed position on the gate. This prevents our smaller children from escaping out of an area which cannot be monitored at all times.

• If your allocated car park is full then use the parking area in front of the George Starkey Hut
(please don’t block the doors/ gates of the School House.) Also the layby outside the church
is often empty.

• Please give preference to those with young children parking at the school.



Please refrain from parking on the pavement opposite the school or anywhere on the road in

front of the school where there are double solid white lines.


Please can you pass this on to any parent, grandparent, aunts, uncles, friends etc. that may drive to collect/drop off your child. The school should be a safe environment for your child. Please help us to keep it that way.


Thank you!

The Highway Code - Rule 240 – Double White Lines
You MUST NOT stop or park on:
• a road marked with double white lines, even when a broken white line is on your side of
the road, except to pick up or set down passengers*, or to load or unload goods
*The picking up or setting down of passengers is only when the driver remains within the vehicle and is for a short period of time i.e. when a person is getting into or out of the vehicle. It does not include waiting at the end of the school day.

The Highway Code - Rule 243 - school entrance
DO NOT stop or park:
• near a school entrance
• opposite or within 10 meters (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space

The Highway Code - Rule 244
You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs.

Other road markings
Keep entrance clear of stationary vehicles, even if picking up or setting down children