Parking Around School

Could we remind parents, visitors and staff of St Thomas More to park in our designated parking areas whenever possible please. If you are unable to park on the school premises, could you please try and park considerately.

Cars should not be parked on pavements, close to gates or blocking driveways.
At present, local residents are sometimes unable to get their cars off their drives, or even access their houses via their gates. It is also difficult for parents with buggies and for wheelchair users to use the pavements. Parking on pavements and blocking drives is an offence, and offenders are likely to attract parking tickets.

We would also draw your attention to The Highway Code which states

Do not stop or park:

  • near a school entrance
  • at or near a bus stop
  • opposite or within 10 metres of a junction
  • in front of an entrance to a property
  • on a bend

This is to ensure the safety of pedestrians and other motorists.

In addition to the above, please refrain from parking in the bus stop which runs along the outside of the front of school. A number of people have received fines for parking here.