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Travel to School

Active Travel

Active Travel is an approach to travel and transport that focuses on physical activity (walking and cycling) as opposed to motorised and carbon-dependent means of travel. Other benefits of active travel are, improved air quality, reduced traffic congestion, and healthier lifestyles.  This is by far the best way to get to school.  (See States of Guernsey link


We encourage children and families to walk, scoot or cycle wherever possible or practicable.


Cycling or Scooting

We have a secure shelter where children can lock their equipment up for the day.  We strongly recommend using a bike lock to secure their bike and ensuring their helmet is named.


Children should not cycle to school unaccompanied until they have completed the Bikeability programme run by Guernsey Sports Commission in Year 5.  Children who have not completed this programme should be accompanied by an adult if cycling to school. 


Children who use a scooter or bike must dismount as soon as they are inside the school boundary.


Walking Bus

We operate a walking bus that is  run by parent volunteers. All are DBS checked and wear high visibility jackets for safety. All our routes are risk assessed. Please contact the school office if you would like your child to use a walking bus. 


Cobo Pump House car park - This walking bus runs every Wednesday. Children can be dropped off at 8.15am and they will walk accompanied by our volunteers to school via the nature trail.


Travelling by Car

If travelling by car children can be dropped off via the Kiss and Drop gates in the car park from 8.20am.  Please ensure children have their belongings ready and if possible can exit on the left hand side.


There is no parking on site in the mornings apart from new Reception parents and carers who must display their permits (included in the new starters packs) in the windscreen so that their cars are easily identifiable by the Special Constables on duty.  The permits are valid until October half term, after this time all children should be dropped off via the Kiss and Drop gates if travelling by car.


Car Parking in the Afternoons

Parking in the afternoons follows a slightly different model which, if adhered to, should ease the congestion over the staggered finish times for KS1 and KS2.  Please watch this useful video. 


We would strongly advise against collection by car if at all possible.  If parking please follow the instructions of the Special Constables on duty, show consideration for others and be especially mindful of children when moving.  Anyone not following instructions from the Special Constables will be reported to the Police.


School Bus

The school bus runs on the following routes:

Route to school (mornings) 

La Route du Picquerel – Rue de Houmet - Houmet Lane – Route de Port Grat – Route de Pulias – Route des Pecqueries - Route de Portinfer – Port Soif Lane – Rue de La Ronde Cheminee – Rue de Galaad.

Route from school (afternoons)

Rue de Galaad – Rue de La Ronde Cheminee – Port Soif Lane – Route de Portinfer – Route des Pecqueries – Route de Pulias – Route de Port Grat – Route de Picquerel – Rue de Houmet Houmet Lane.


If you require a place for your child/children on the school bus, please inform the school office.