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Road Traffic Incident

Dear Parents and carers,




Unfortunately one of our pupils was hit by a car outside the school gates this morning and had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance. Thankfully the child is now at home, sore, bruised and in need of lots of TLC but otherwise not physically harmed and we are very aware and ridiculously grateful because this could’ve been much worse.


In the last week I have personally witnessed parents and neighbours driving erratically, playing loud music (which will be an obvious distraction) and generally not being fully aware of their surroundings when driving past our school at peak times. This must stop!


Today has been a real wake up call for our school, we have revised our road safety curriculum and we have asked the local police to support us with enforcing safer practices such as NOT parking on the yellow lines/zigzags or corners. We are in the process of becoming a pedestrianised road and we will continue to campaign for the sake of our children. If you or your family have been affected by the incident please get in touch with the school office.


Thank you for your consideration and support in this matter.


Yours sincerely


Mrs Nathalie Dummer