School Travel Letter from North Tyneside Council

Growing and learning together

August 30th, 2020

Travelling to School – September 2020

We want to help children stay safe when they return to school this September. Because social distancing guidance is still in place, it is vital that we manage the space around our school gates. This is difficult to do if cars are parked or waiting near our school.

We urge you to help us maintain social distancing by ensuring that pupils walk to school where at all possible. Distances up to 20 minutes’ walk can fit well into the day’s routine. ( In September, children cannot bring bikes or scooters to Redesdale Primary School as children may come into contact with others from outside their bubble when storing them. Also we need will be continuing the one-way system through school. This may change when routines become established.)

If it is essential to take the car we encourage you to ‘park and stride’ and walk the remaining short distance to school. This means parking legally, away from the street the school is on, and avoid parking on footpaths where this limits space for social distancing.

By walking to school or using ‘park and stride’ you are helping to support social distancing on the journey to school as well as getting healthy exercise and contributing to improved local air quality for everyone.

Please find below a letter from North Tyneside Council regarding School Travel. (click on the letter below to read in full and for further information)