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Getting to School

Travelling to School
St Lawrence is a village school and many of our children walk, cycle or scoot to school. If your child brings a bicycle or scooter, these must be left by the arch door entrance and not the main entrance to school.
 
If your child cycles to school (accompanied or on their own), please complete the form included in the “Cycle Policy and Permission Form” document below.
 
It is important that we know which children have parental permission to make their own way to and from school.  If you would like your child to walk unaccompanied to school, please complete the “Permission to Walk to School” form below. If your child meets you out of school, for example at the lay-by or local car park, please also state this on the form.
 
The proprietors of our local pubs – The Sir Douglas Haig and The Plough – have kindly given permission for parents bringing their children by car to use their car parks for morning drop off and afternoon pick up. If you plan to use the car park at The Plough, please park in the rear car park only and do not use the car park on a Tuesday morning (as they have deliveries then). We ask you to show your appreciation by using these facilities considerately (parking sensibly, being quiet, not littering etc). Please do not use the pub car parks during the day as it disrupts their lunch time trade. If you visit school during school hours and have difficulty parking in the roads locally, please use the KGV car park and walk down to school.
 
School Entry
Children in the Lower School and in Years 3 and 4 enter through the main entrance.
 
Children in Years 5 and 6 can come into school through the arch doors. These doors are locked at 8.50am.
 
School Pick Up
Children in the Lower School can be collected from the outside entrance to their classrooms. Upper School children should be collected from the school playground.
 
If you are unable to collect your child because you are running late please try and contact the office as soon as possible.  If you have arranged for someone else to collect your child please inform the office and the class teacher. Teachers have been told to check before releasing any child to someone they don’t know but if you can inform them beforehand it will help things run more smoothly.

Parents must take responsibility for their children when they are in the playground after school and children must not be unattended.  Please take particular care if children are riding scooters and please ensure that your children do not play in the area outside Sycamore class after school. If there is an after school club taking part on the playground parents and children should vacate the playground before the club begins.

After School Clubs
The club leaders may have other commitments at the end of their session and therefore we expect all children to be collected from school clubs promptly.  In an emergency, if you know you cannot collect on time and cannot ask another nominated adult, please inform the school office.  

Collection Point - Clubs Held in School
For clubs held in school, parents should meet outside the main entrance to school.  The children will be brought to the doors where they can be released to their parents.  Children who have permission to walk home without an adult will also be released from this point.
  
Collection Point - Clubs Held on the School Field
For clubs held on the school field (eg Surrey Soccer, Tag Rugby) we would like parents to collect their children from the back playground which they can access via the staff car park.  The car park is generally quiet at this time of day and we are happy for parents to park there at 4.30 if convenient.  The children will be released to the parents via the car park to playground gate and we strongly discourage access back into school at this time.  Children who have permission to walk home without an adult will also be released from this point.
 
Security and Emergency Procedures
Children are not allowed to operate the switch to open the main door to the school under any circumstances. They must request help from an adult to open the door. We also have a system in school where if an emergency occurs and immediate help is required then a red triangle is taken by a child to the nearest adult who can summon assistance as required eg a child injures themselves whilst playing football on the field. Please be aware that you might be given the red triangle, if so, please treat it as an emergency and contact the office immediately.

For more detailed information about our Safeguarding and Health & Safety Policies please click here.

Documents - please click to open

pdf.gif: Permission to Walk to School

Permission to Walk to School

File size: 114KB (PDF File)

pdf.gif: Cycle Policy and Permission Form

Cycle Policy and Permission Form

File size: 141KB (PDF File)

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Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 5JP. Click here for location map
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Email: info@stlawrence-primary.org
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