The morning Stop and Drop service at Crockerton School is provided voluntarily by the parents and guardians of the children who attend the school.
The service is designed to ease congestion outside the school in the mornings, helping to keep our road and children safe whilst being considerate of our neighbours in Crockerton.
It provides a warm and secure welcome for the children as they are personally greeted and helps to make life easier for parents who may need to come and go promptly.
In order for the service to run smoothly and safely it is imperative that certain rules are adhered to by parents and carers using the service, as well as those volunteering in the role.
The service is run between 08:40 and 08:55 Monday to Friday inclusive. Volunteers receive training and instruction in the procedure and wear high visibility jackets. No child should be in school before 8.40am unless they are attending Breakfast Club, which is available every morning from 7.45am.
For safety reasons, and to ensure a smooth settled start to the school day, children in Reception are advised not to use the ‘Stop and Drop’ facility during the first few weeks of term whilst they are on a reduced timetable. However, pupils with older siblings already at the school may wish to use it before then. Please speak to the Head Teacher or their teacher so that staff are aware of any Reception pupils using this system during the induction period.
Three volunteers are required to operate the procedure safely and effectively.
Due to the narrow roads, an informal one-way system is operated during drop off and pick up times, and so vehicles exit the A350 onto Parsons lane (sign posted Potters Hill) travel west along the lane towards the school, then proceed onto Broadmead lane and down to Clay Street.
Stop and Drop is only operated during the morning school run. Afternoon pick up is managed by staggering the end of school day for each year group.