Car Park

Dore Primary School Car Park
Thank you to all the parents who adhere to the longstanding DPS policy that parents must not park in the school car park without express permission from the school. The carpark is for use of staff and authorised vehicles ONLY.  The office may also issue a short term permit for parents if there is a special circumstance associated with medical grounds. There is a disabled parking space for registered users.  Thank you for not dropping off/picking up your child in the car park AT ANY TIME of the day without express permission.
In order to safeguard our children and those who attend the Kingswood preschool the school car park gates are shut at the busiest times of day.
                            main car park gates closed term-time daily:  8.15 a.m to 9.15 a.m.
                                                                                                2.45 p.m. to 4.50 p.m.   

As the school has extended its day by facilitating extra activities and clubs, great numbers of children do now stay after the official closure time of 3.15 p.m.  Clubs finish at varying times up to 4.45 p.m. Mrs. Sally Fielding is on Safeguarding duty during this time on Mon, Tuesday and Thursday. Mrs. Karen Breen is on Safeguarding duty on Wednesday.
If a child is brought to school by car, parents are requested to stop at a safe distance from the yellow zig-zags on Furniss Avenue, and park on the school side of the road to avoid congestion. Our school site and its surround is regularly patrolled by our local police who will issue tickets to those who are parked illegally. There is clear OFFICIAL signage that declares NO STOPPING on the yellow zig-zag markings.
We encourage as many of our families as possible to walk to school or to park at a distance and walk - PARK AND STRIDE, and operate WOW (Walk on Wednesdays). Our local community pubs have kindly said that parents may use the pub car-parks in order to Walk and Stride to school.  Every child who walks to school on a designated day each week earns a sticker and is rewarded with a footprint badge for 100% success each term. We do have a mini scooter park where children may leave their scooter during the school day at owner's risk.  

We place a high priority on Road Safety and this is regularly taught both in assembly and curriculum time as part of GUS (Growing Up Skills). We also take part in the annual Road Safety Week and Walk to School Initiatives. The school was the first school in Sheffield 5 years ago to be awarded the GOLD Travel Award in recognition of our keen interest in Safety and Travel to school.
  Members of our cross country team