Travel Plan

travel-plans

At our Vinnetrow Road site, we’ve arranged our school day to ensure that traffic flow meets the required standards. For the benefit of the Montessori school, we had to ensure that we avoided drop off between 8.45am – 9.15pm and that we avoided pick-up between 3.45pm – 4.15pm.

The table below shows the start and finish times from Monday until Thursday. Please note that on Fridays the school day will finish at the ‘end of lessons’ time for primary and at 4.00pm for secondary.

Please note that if siblings have differing start and finish times, we are very happy to offer free care to ensure that children from the same family can be dropped off and picked up at the same time. Parents will be able to drop off pupils at any time after 7.30am with no charge.

Year Start time End of lessons/prep Clubs Finish No Clubs Finish
Reception, North Bersted 9.05am 3:30pm no clubs 3:00pm on Fridays
Years 1 – 6, North Bersted 8:55am 3:50pm within the school day 3:30pm on Fridays
Years 7 – 11 8:20am 3:30pm 4.30pm 4:00pm on Fridays

Car sharing

As part of our commitment to minimise the flow of traffic to and from our Vinnetrow Road site, we are running a car share scheme. The scheme works through the School Car Share website where parents can sign up and find other families close to them who they can contact to arrange a car share with. To ensure the continued success of the school on this temporary site, it is essential that as many parents and staff as possible share their journeys.  Car sharing will need to continue when we move into our permanent premises on the Hunston Road in September 2018.

We have made provision before and after school for children who car share with others who start and finish at different times. There will also be storage facilities for car seats and booster chairs if necessary.

The car share website, FAXI, is open and all new parents’ email addresses have been entered onto the site in order for any new parents to register. If registering is unsuccessful please check that the school has the same email address you are using for registration by contacting the school office. A link to the FAXI website can be found here: https://faxi.co.uk/@PO201QH

We invite parents to register on the website now to make arrangements.  You will only be able to register by using the email address that the school holds for you. If you are having trouble registering, please email office@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk or call us on 01243 792690.

Minibuses/Coaches

The school also offers 4 minibuses and now also 5 additional 53 seater coaches to do the home to school transport. Due to this service being subsidised by the DFE, all transport (including minibuses) will cost £1 per day per child regardless of the journey and will be payable half termly in advance via Tucasi.  From September 2018 when we move to our new premises on the Hunston Road, there will be no further transport provided by the school as students will be able to walk/cycle to school or use public transport that travels down the Hunston Road.

All secondary students will be required to use this transport unless car sharing morning and afternoon. Should all coach/bus places not be taken up by secondary students, pupils from Year 5 & 6 may be considered.  All Primary (with the exception of Reception parents) must continue to car share with Reception parents being the only cars that will be allowed on site with only 1 child in the car.