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Parking and dropping children off outside school

Dear Parents,

On Monday 3 March, the local police did a spot check on Southdale Road regarding parking infringements. As a result, 3 parking fines were issued. We have been asked by West Yorkshire Police to remind you of the following information, taken directly from the Highway Code:
• DO NOT park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of Southdale Road/Southdale Gardens junction, except in an authorised parking space
• DO NOT park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of Southdale Road/Belgrave Street junction, except in an authorised parking space
• You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs
• You MUST NOT wait or park, or stop to set down and pick up passengers, on school entrance markings
• It is safer for your passengers (especially children) to get out of the vehicle on the side next to the kerb
• DO NOT stop or park in front of an entrance to a property
West Yorkshire Police have advised us that they will be conducting regular spot checks and WILL enforce any illegal parking. Please can I ask for your co-operation in making sure that the children who attend our school are delivered and collected from Southdale as safely as possible.
With kind regards, Mrs Eccles

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Southdale is a dynamic, vibrant, church junior school situated in the heart of Ossett, West Yorkshire. The two form entry school is full of character, love and life and provides an extremely high standard of education as well a wealth of wonderful experiences for children between the ages of seven to eleven. Southdale’s ethos is built on a bedrock of strong, Christian values.

It is a school full of warmth, energy and enthusiasm where children feel nurtured, happy and valued. This exciting yet calm, purposeful atmosphere is palpable the moment you step into the environment. We pride ourselves in having a totally committed staff team who are relentless in their drive to offer a curriculum which is broad, challenging, creative and inspiring. Expectation is very high and all children are motivated to ‘be the best that they can be’.

The whole Southdale family subscribes to the notion that it is ‘cool to work hard… do well… be positive and enthusiastic’.

Elodia Krische Eccles

The school environment promotes excellence and outstanding experiences. From specialist cooking and horticultural practices, exceptional creative and imaginative displays, including ceramic design of the highest quality, geographical and historical enquiries and links with the local environment and beyond, and relationships and expectations that exude ambition and aspiration, Southdale oozes `pure delight.` Learning is exciting, stimulating and relevant.
Pupils are subsequently absorbed, immersed and enthralled at all times. No mountain is too high to climb, no challenge too great and no reward undeserved. All adults, including learning support and administration personnel, make a strong contribution to this overall ethos and ambience.

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