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Safer car parking

Dear Parents,

I have recently met with a number of parents who have expressed their concerns about the parking around the school site in the morning~mainly the use of The Bull car park at drop off and pick up. Having monitored this situation myself during this week, I can understand their concerns. The entrance and exit to this car park is very close to the school and very congested at peak transition times of the school day.

Could I please ask parents to use this car park with extreme care and caution when entering and leaving. I am sure you agree we need this section of the pavement to be safe to our children and families. In order to reduce anxiety of parents and children on entering and leaving the school, could parents in vehicles please give way to children and parents at these points. Only a few weeks ago a family suffered a very near miss of two very young children.

Thank you in advance to the vast majority of our parents who drive with  extreme caution and patience. I am sure you agree the safety of our children and parents should always be of upmost importance. If parents do witness any further dangerous driving please do not hesitate to let me know or PC Paul  in the Parish Office.

Kind regards

Mrs H Roberts (Headteacher Otford Primary School)