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Parking & Safety

We are continuing in our efforts to try and improve the parking situation around the academy as well as other safety issues such as drop off/pick up times and cycle safety. If you have any additional information that may be useful to us in improving road safety and ensuring local residents are not inconvenienced by the academy's operations please contact us. Details on how to do this are listed below.

Parking

We try and maintain good relationships with all local residents around the academy and will follow up and support on issues where we can. Some of the problems that occur around the campus are beyond our control but we will try and support positive solutions and influence students, parents and out of hours users of the campus to respect local residents. As police are no longer able to support with officers and traffic wardens there are new ways to try and help you resolve parking issues. We have recently received advice from Sussex Police and how residents and parents can report dangerous and inappropriate parking.

  • If you witness dangerous are inconsiderate parking, the first point of call is the local Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) provided by Adur and Worthing councils. Guidance Document
  • If vehicles are causing an obstruction then the Police should be contacted by the person who is being obstructed via 101 and they will attend and enforce if necessary.
  • If a driver is parking inconsiderately /causing and obstruction or using their vehicle in an Anti-social manner, then Operation Crackdown http://www.sussex.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/ should be contacted and we will make contact with the driver responsible.

We have been advised that schools should not act as a conduit for complaints from members of the public about driver behaviour that are beyond our control. In these circumstances please refer that person to call the police via 101 or contact Operation Crackdown themselves.

We are currently building a multi-purpose hall on Stoney Lane side of the campus. Contractors should not be parking in the immediate vicinity of the academy and around Chiltern Gardens or Kent Close. If this is not being respected please contact the academy or the site manger for the main contractor Beard Construction. Mr Dave Woolley dave.woolley@beardconstruction.co.uk

Inappropriate Road Use

If you witness any driving or cycling which is dangerous or inappropriate  on the roads around the academy then please contact the Safer Communities team, this can be used by any member of the public and covers any anti-social road use, this includes cycling. The more information the team have the easier it is for them to take action to improve safety. The email address is safer.communities@adur-worthing.gov.uk

Drop Off / Pick Up Times

We encourage all students to take the safest, healthiest and environmentally friendly methods of transport to school. When near enough walking and cycling would be recommended and the academy provides a number of secured cycle areas for students. Students can access the campus either from the main Kingston Road entrance or through the back pedestrian entrance in Stoney Lane.

Where through distance, weather or circumstances travelling by car is sometimes required to transport students to/from school. We strongly encourage all of our parents to take extra care when dropping off/picking up at the academy. Kingston lane is better suited for pick up/drop offs having wider lanes, school safety zone lights, pedestrian crossing and better road marking. We also have the layby which allows for parents to come off Kingston Lane to drop in a safer environment. Please drop this side of the academy where you can. It's important that you do not park inappropriately while waiting for your child as this can cause danger to other road users, cyclists and pedestrians.

Parents need to exercise great care when dropping off/picking up in Stoney Lane, it is not well suited for this and we are working with Adur and Worthing Council to see what options there are to improve the situation. This is likely to take a long time as many schools do not have the appropriate infrastructure. We have had a number of accidents and near misses in past few months and are encouraging parents to drop their children 50 metres up the road, either by the bus stop or by the shop in Kent Close. We will continue to communicate this message throughout the year. Staff are on duty at front and rear of school at start/end of each school day and will focus on student safety but they can't direct traffic or challenge the general public on the highways. The contacts above in the parking section can also be used to notify the police of dangerous driving.

Academy Contacts

Main Academy Email info@shoreham-academy.org

Business Director - Mr T Harkins

Safety Officer - Mrs K Shaw

Unless by prior agreement with the academy contractors and deliveries for the multi-purpose hall should not be accessing the site during the morning/afternoon periods when students are arriving/leaving the campus. If this is not being respected please contact the academy or the site manger for the main contractor Beard Construction. Mr Dave Woolley dave.woolley@beardconstruction.co.uk

Cycling Safely

All lower school students have attended cycle safety sessions this year delivered by the fire brigade and Adur council. We encourage all students to wear safety helmets, use lights in poor visibility and at night and to cycle responsibly. If students are cycling inappropriately please report it to the academy and we will follow up where we can. We would also recommend that you report incidents to the council's Safer Communities Team.

If you witness any driving or cycling which is dangerous or inappropriate  on the roads around the academy then please contact the Safer Communities team, this can be used by any member of the public and covers any anti-social road use, this includes cycling. The more information the team have the easier it is for them to take action to improve safety. The email address is safer.communities@adur-worthing.gov.uk

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