School Drop Offs and Pick Ups 

General Points

  • Parents/Carers/family members/friend etc. cannot access the school premises at the start or end of the school day (unless accessing the main office) either on foot or in any form of transport to drop off or collect their child
  • The only exception to this is if a pass has been awarded allowing access to the school site at the above times – passes will be reviewed termly.

School Transport – Safe Drop Off at the start of the School Day

  • The school gate opposite the main entrance to the school will be closed between 8.45am and 9.10am and the zebra crossing will be “coned off” to prevent access to the front of the school.
  • Transport dropping children off at the school enters the premises through the main school gate and follows the circular track on the yard; stopping to drop the children off at the main corridor entrance to the school before exiting the school via the track.

School Transport – Safe Release at the end of the School Day

  • The school gate opposite the main entrance to the school will be closed between 3.00pm and 3.25pm and the zebra crossing will be “coned off” to prevent access to the front of the school.
  • Transport should be on the school yard by 3.15pm waiting to collect the students.
  • All transport waits on the yard until staff signal release when they have checked that there are no students on the yard.
  • Cars and Taxis will be released first followed by school buses

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Children living within the following wards (Middleton St George, Middleton One Row, Neasham, Bishopton, Sadberge, Great Stainton, Little Stainton and the rural areas of Sockburn, Low Dinsdale & Hurworth Moor) will qualify for “School Transport.”

Children living in the Firthmoor area (as defined on the map which lies South of Harris Street) will qualify for “School Transport” if their application for a place at Hurworth School is successful, under the sibling link or distance criterion

Please note that school transport will be available for children living in the areas outlined in the school’s admissions policy.

Children (Secondary school pupils 11-16 years old) of families who are in receipt of Free School Meals or are from low income families are entitled to free school transport if they go to a suitable school between two & six miles away from their home address, as long as it is one of three suitable schools nearer to home.

(Transport guidance states that children of a compulsory school age who are 11 or over from low income families must have travel arrangements made to one of their three nearest qualifying schools (or places other than a school at which they may receive education under section 19 (1) of the Act), where they live more than two miles, but not more than six miles from that school.)

However, it is important to note that from September 2014 Year 7 pupils who do not qualify for free transport will be subject to an agreed Secondary School charging policy for the duration of their time at secondary school from September 2014 (details will be available from the relevant secondary school in September 2013).

At the time of application to the school parents/carers must indicate whether they are intending their child to utilise school transport or they will make their own arrangements to transport their child/children to and from school.

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