Transport

The responsibility for ensuring that children attend school regularly rests with you as parents, but Suffolk Local Authority have a duty to help with the provision of transport if your child lives beyond a certain distance from school.

In carrying out their duty, Suffolk Local Authority may use their own vehicles, private contractors or local bus services. They provide free transport in accordance with the Education Act, i.e: for children aged eight and under at the beginning of the school year in September who live two miles or more from their catchment area schools, and for children aged eight and over who live three miles or more from their catchment area schools. Measurement, in all cases, is the shortest route available including footpaths where considered suitable.

Parents whose children are offered a place at a school that they have requested, but which is not their catchment area school, will be expected to make their own arrangements and meet the cost.

Transportation Department
St. Andrew House
County Hall
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4 1LJ
Telephone: 01473 264671

Bicycles

The use of bicycles for transporting children to and from school is a matter for discussion with the Principal. We do not encourage the regular use of bicycles by children who have not received the approved training course undertaken by the school (available to Year 4 pupils).

Dropping off by car

At 3:15 pm please park your car away from the school entrance. Please ensure at all times that access to and from the White Horse Pub is available to landlord, customers and delivery vehicles.

Please collect your child from the playground where they will be lined up with their class teacher. If you have more than one child, please collect the younger ones first.

If there is any change of arrangements for collecting your child at the end of the day please advise your child’s class teacher or the Principal in writing or, in the case of emergency, by telephone.