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Gas Repairs: Station Road

Dear Parents and Carers,


As I am sure many of you may be aware we have been notified that there will be road-works on Station Road, Otford for extensive Gas Repairs. These are scheduled for up to seven weeks commencing on the 8th May and some disruption to traffic is inevitable.

  1. school asked whether these works could be re-scheduled to take place during the Summer holidays. However, the works have been authorised by KCC as they are now essential and urgent repairs which have already been postponed. We have been informed by Medway Contracts that the gas repairs will take place from 7am-7pm and traffic lights will be manned to ease the flow of traffic and general congestion through Otford. Medway Contracts are aiming to complete the works as quickly as possible.

The Governors have agreed that during this period we can open the main school gates from 8:30 am to support parents who may wish to arrive a little earlier to avoid peak congestion. Parents and Carers will be able to access the playgrounds and wait with children away from a potentially much busier road.

We are aware that these road-works are likely to cause disruption to the start of the day and would encourage as many parents as possible to walk to the school. We appreciate that this is of course very difficult for parents to manage at the start of a busy morning. We are keeping the school day as normal and learning will commence for all our children by 8:55am. As always, we will continue review the situation on a daily basis and work closely with parents.


Kind Regards,


Mrs H Roberts (Headteacher) and Mr B Harrison (Chair of Governors)