Dear Parents/Carers,

At Mountain Ash Comprehensive School, we offer you the opportunity to drive into the school to drop off your child/children safely in the morning and we also offer the opportunity to park up and collect your child/children safely at the end of the day.

Parents/carers are welcome to park in the designated parents’ parking area between 2.40pm and 2.55pm to collect their child/children at the end of the school day. The parents’ parking area is alongside the 3-storey block.

We are aware that some parents/carers are coming onto the school site to access the parents’ parking area well before 2.40pm. Whilst we understand why some parents/carers may wish to enter the site early, for safeguarding reasons, we will no longer be able to grant access to the school site to anyone who arrives before 2.40pm. From Monday 12th December, the school gates will be opened for a 15 minute window between 2.40pm and 2.55pm to allow parents/carers to enter the site and to park up in the designated parents’ parking area. The gates will close promptly at 2.55pm to ensure that all traffic is stationary when the children leave the building at 3.00pm.

May I also remind you that we have safe routes to school and that you may park in the rugby club car park or the Caedrawnant car park at the back of the school  Your child/children can walk safely there from the school site to be collected.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, but these measures are necessary to ensure that we know who is on the school site at all times and to safeguard all staff and pupils.

Many thanks for your co-operation. Wishing you all a restful weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Mead

Deputy Headteacher