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'Drop & go' trial in safety move at Market Drayton school

By Amy Wall | Market Drayton | Education | Published:

A Market Drayton school is trialling a new "drop & go" system to combat parking and congestion issues.

Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School. Photo: Google StreetView.

Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School says it wants to make the area outside safer during the morning rush.

It is trying out new ways for parents to drop their children off at school.

The new plan, which was trialled on Monday and Tuesday this week, aims to alleviate some of the parking and congestion issues around the school, following a meeting with a Safer Schools Officer at Shropshire Council.

The school organised a designated drop off point from 8.35am to 8.50am.

The drop-off point has been clearly marked on the kerb outside the gate directly in front of the school hall.

Parents were allowed to temporarily stop vehicles to let pupils out on to the pavement, where they were met by two members of staff who accompanied the children into school.

Members of the Market Drayton Safer Neighbourhood team said that they had noticed a considerable improvement in parking and traffic during morning rush hour.

A statement on the school's website said: "The ultimate goal of Stop, Drop & Go is to provide a safe manner in which our students arrive at school, exit their cars and enter the school grounds.

"No booking is required, however for the safety of the child, we ask parents to ensure before letting children out, a member of staff is present."

Amy Wall

By Amy Wall
Trainee reporter - @AmyWall_star

Trainee reporter based at head office in Ketley, Telford.

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