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Parking around school and in Mere Knolls Cemetery

The increasing number of cars outside school at the beginning and end of the day is a common issue for the majority of schools in the country.  We encourage families to walk to school wherever possible and politely request that parents and visitors to the school, park in surrounding roads with thought and consideration for the children, other adults and the local community.  Please obey the restrictions in place and do not park in an obstructive manner. 

I am aware that the local authority together with the police will now be taking enforcement action on inconsiderate parking, including people parking on grass verges in the cemetery, on pathways and on the yellow chevrons.

Currently, we are running a challenge to encourage more children to make active trips to school, including “park and stride”. If you have to come by car park safely a short distance from the school to avoid congestion, so that children can cross safely and also give your child a chance of earning their WOW badge.

  • Do not park, or wait, on the yellow ‘KEEP CLEAR’ markings. These markings are self-explanatory and are there to keep children safe.
  • Do not block other people’s driveways with your vehicle. This is classed as an unnecessary obstruction and could result in your vehicle being ticketed and even removed.
  • Do not park blocking dropped kerbs. These are in place to allow access to wheelchairs/prams. Blocking these will result in your vehicle being ticketed.

The safety of the children is our priority.  Thank you to everyone that parks in a safe and considerate fashion.



We have received reports of small groups gathering on the shared site, during lockdown, causing minor damage with anti-social behaviour. This has now included recent damage to our kitchen windows, as well as littering. We are asking parents/carers to alert police if they notice any suspicious behaviour or groups entering the school site, after school hours.