At Barley Close we offer full extended services that include a breakfast club, a paid after school club and several additional after school clubs (e.g. football and arts and craft). Due to these commitments and safety of the children arriving and leaving the premises, anytime between 8am and 6.30pm, we keep the school gates closed in order to minimise traffic on the school grounds.
This does have an impact on visitors and parents parking on public roads around Barley Close School. This concern was raised by the school 2012; in response the Local Authority extended the Laurels Carpark (I have attached a map for your reference at the bottom of this article). This is a public carpark with a direct path onto the school grounds. This carpark provides ample free parking for visitors to Barley Close; we have always promoted this facility and asked the swim schools and lettings to do the same. We encourage all parents/carers and visitors to either travel to school by foot, bike or scooter or to use this carpark rather than parking on the street.
We have contacted the local PCSO and he will be making visits to the Barley Close area to ensure drivers are parking and driving legally and safely, any drivers breaking the law will be reported.
We will reiterate this expectation with all our school lettings.