Travel to School

The school have been made aware of a Car Share Website set up by a parent to reduce congestion at the school gate and local roads.

We are pleased to reveal our new Travel to Shirley Infant School leaflet for parents, carers and pupils.  This includes lots of helpful hints and tips to ensure the school environment is as safe as possible for our children.

Please take a look by clicking this link; Travel to Shirley Infant School

 

UPDATE - 5th January 2016

 

We are very proud to announce that the school has just been awarded GOLD Level by Modeshift Stars for all of our work on the school travel plan.  We are THE FIRST SCHOOL IN SOUTHAMPTON to achieve this.  Thank you to all parents, carers, staff and pupils who have supported us in our campaign and we now join 30 other schools nationwide as the frontrunners in helping keep children active.  

Elliot Prescott, the STARS Officer at Southampton City Council, said;

"Gold Stars is deliberately hard to achieve but you've sailed through the process. You should be very proud of all your hard work this year. I'm really happy for you."

                                                                                                                                                           

UPDATE 15TH SEPTEMBER 2015:

We are proud to announce we have been awarded SILVER Accreditation.

We now hope we can be the first school in Southampton to achieve GOLD.

                                                                                                                                                            

We are committed to the safety of our children on our roads and to further this we have recently started a new travel initiative to help the children on the roads in and around the school.

We have teamed up with Southampton City Council and Modeshift STARS to create a new  travel plan for those attending our school.

We have started a working group between staff, governors and parents and our ethos is to keep children healthy, active and safe. We have completed surveys which show how the children travel to school and we can tailor our plans accordingly. We are starting a new initiative called the Parking Pledge which is an agreement between pupils and parents to agree to park         respectfully in the local area.

We are trying to discourage parents from parking on double-yellow lines or over driveways or blocking roads (which have caused problems in the past) and to find places for them to park which will not add time to their journey and be in easy reach of the school.

We have arranged for parents to park in the Range and the local Industrial Estate (Halfords to Pets at Home) providing an easy walk for the pupils to school.

We will also be creating walking zone maps to show our parents the catchment area and the best places to walk and park.

We are providing pedestrian and scooter training for pupils to ensure their safety when travelling to school. They will be given the opportunity to learn how to service their scooters as well.  Our open days such as the Summer Fayre will include a bike and scooter doctor to assist the children with their mode of transport.

The children have created a brilliant eco-council group to combat issues that arise within the school environment. They also create new schemes to stay eco-friendly.

Shirley Infant School are now, as a result of our Travel Plan, working towards an accreditation with Modeshift STARS. We have recently started and have almost completed Bronze level.

We hope that we can work with parents going forward to provide an even safer environment and happy place for the children.