Cookridge Holy Trinity
Church of England (VA) Primary School

The Best For Every Child -
a Unique Child of God.

Green Lane, Cookridge Leeds, LS16 7EZ
Telephone: 0113 2253 040
Email: info@holytrinity.leeds.sch.uk

Drivers’ Code of Practice

While we want to encourage people to walk, we recognise that some parents will have to use the car for at least part of their journey to school. We have developed this code of practice that we encourage all drivers to observe.

Our aims are to:

  • Reduce congestion around school.
  • Make the route to school safer for children.
  • Be mindful of local residents.

With these in mind, we would ask you to remember the following:

  1. The yellow zig-zag lines before and after school are designed to allow a clear view up and down the road for children to cross safely, especially with the school crossing patrol. If you stop, even to drop off, on these lines, you are making it dangerous for children to cross by obscuring their view.
  2. Please park in a way that does not obscure the view of the school crossing patrol – avoid parking on the stretch of road opposite the zig-zags, especially if this means you have to park on the pavement to do so.
  3. Keep the view the around junctions clear so that children can cross safely.
  4. Parking on a bend can cause difficulties, making visibility difficult.
  5. Be considerate to local residents by avoiding parking across driveways or on the grass verges. Most people like the grass verges and don’t like to see them churned up.
  6. Try parking further away from school. This has several advantages – you will find it easier to find a space and you will probably find it easier to find a place to turn your car round for your return journey. It will also be an opportunity for you and your children to practise walking and for them to learn pedestrian road safety skills.
  7. Keep pavements safe for children – keep your car, whether moving or parked, off the pavement. Avoid using driveways to turn.
  8. Avoid using the junctions as turning circles – children crossing cannot tell the difference between a car that is turning to go up the road and one that is going to swing round for a turning circle.

Thanking you for helping to make the school journey safe, healthy and better for the environment.

Upcoming Events

Jan
18
Tue
2022
NSPCC Number Day
Jan 18 all-day
On Tuesday 18th January 2022 we are celebrating NSPCC number day by holding a Maths and Art day in school.  There will be a virtual live quiz, Y5 vs Y6 with each class contributing by finding clues by answering Maths questions.  There will be lots of work happening across school looking at Maths in Art or Art in Maths.  There is also an optional homework task to draw Poppy Hellings – see the powerpoint for details.
You can donate to the NSPCC via this link https://www.nspcc.org.uk/support-us/ways-to-give/donate/