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Here at the Flourish Federation we share a very open site with another school, a church and a nursery.


Please help us to ensure that the site is as free of unnecessary traffic as possible and, if you do park on-site, please close the gate behind you.


We thank the large majority of you for parking your cars off-site. The limited car parking spaces onsite are for staff and parents with a disability pass and, whilst it is necessary for delivery vans and service vehicles to enter the site, there is plenty of road parking and a car park in Martins Square that can be safely used and is only a few minutes’ walk away.


We are aware that like us, you place the safety of your child at the top of the list and therefore will support us in implementing the following procedures to ensure that your child’s safety is not compromised.


The main gates are shut on week days from 8.30a.m. and reopened at the end of the school day, once the children have safely left the site. This is to ensure that everyone can arrive and leave school as safely as possible.


We ask the few parents who require access that has been approved by the school to arrive before the gates close. They are also asked to display their disability parking card on their dashboard when using the school site.


On most days, members of staff are present on the gate before and after school. This, however, will not always be possible, so for those with parking cards you may have to wait until the gates are reopened.


Vehicles that do have permission to be on site should observe the following instructions;


  • To restrict their speed to no more than 5 mph
  • To activate their hazard warning lights
  • To be extra vigilant of pedestrians at all times.

Due to our site being shared with Lunsford Primary School, Little Stars Pre-School and the Dorcas Centre it is not possible for us to have full control of the main gate. We ensure that all of our staff close the gates when entering and exiting the site and we ask that as parents and carers you would help us in this area, doing the same and helping to keep our site secure. This includes the pedestrian gate next to the main gate.


In addition to this, our playground gates and latches are checked regularly, however if you notice a problem with any of our gates please inform the office immediately so that we can rectify the situation. We will always get the best results if we work together.


If you have any questions about our site safety, please speak to a member of staff or visit the office.