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PARMITERS SCHOOL GREEN TRANSPORT POLICY

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					                                          PARMITER'S SCHOOL

                                     GREEN TRANSPORT POLICY


Introduction

Parmiter's School is committed to the continued improvement of the School Environment and the local and
wider environment. Members of the School's community (Governors, Staff, Parents and Students) are both
pro-active and supportive of methods which improve our environment. Our students learn about the
importance of conserving and enhancing the environment within the School's PSHE, Geography, Biology
and Technology programmes. Sustainability is an important element within the School Improvement Plan.

Our policy is:

•    to minimise the number of car journeys that are made to and from the School

•    to minimise the number of vehicles that park on High Elms Lane

•    to provide adequate facilities for bicycles to be parked on the School site

•    to provide adequate facilities for cars to park on the School site when School functions are taking place.


Action

•    Since September 2000, the School has managed the operation of School buses. This has reduced the
     number of cars in High Elms Lane at peak times and has reduced congestion. It is estimated that 60% of
     our students travel to school by the School buses as a result of our efforts.

•    The School has constructed a Turning Circle area for buses and cars which helps the flow of traffic in
     High Elms Lane at peak times.

•    Bicycle sheds are provided on site and students and staff are encouraged whenever possible to cycle to
     the School.

•    Cycling proficiency tests Levels 1 and 2 are organised for Year 7 students.

•    Parents are regularly asked to restrict their car journeys to and from the School, to arrange car sharing
     wherever feasible and to encourage their children to walk or cycle to School whenever possible. These
     communications are made periodically via the School Newsletter.

•    Additional car parking spaces for 50 cars have been provided in 2004 and for 80 cars in 2007.

•    Any further Car Park on the School site would be utilised to accommodate the above policy criteria.
     There is no intention whatsoever to increase the number of students on roll.




School Policies\Green Transport                     Page 1 of 1                        Last Reviewed: April 2009
                                                                                        Next Review: April 2010
                                                                                                  Mrs J Stevens

				
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