We encourage all students to take the safest, healthiest and most 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 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 years, parents shoud not stop and drop off right outside the school on the school zone areas marked in yellow but find a safe space to drop their children even if its a little way up the road. 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.
We strongly encourage all students to either walk, cycle or take public transport to school. If parents/carers are picking up their children form school can you please ensure you turn your engine off when your car is stationary or waiting in a queue. Higher levels of exhaust fumes can be harmful and we appreciate your support with keeping these to an absolute minimum.
Main Academy Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Director - Mr Tim Harkins
Behaviour & Safety Officer - Mr Joe Smith