Eco Schools Questionnaire – Results

Thank you to everyone who returned the questionnaire about the children’s journey back and for to school each day. The results have been extremely useful and will help us create a plan of action that will be implemented from the autumn term.  In total, 29 questionnaires were returned – a great response! 

These are the responses to the questions: 

How do you usually get to school?  

Walk 2 Car 23 Bike 1 Bus 4 Other  

How do you usually get home from school?  

Walk 3 Car 22 Bike 1 Bus 7 Other  

How would you like to travel to and from school?  

Walk 8 Car 8 Bike 4 Bus 9 Other

How far do you live from the school?  

1/2 mile or less 3 1/2 – 1 mile 7 1-2 miles 3 2-3 miles 5 Over 3 miles 11

Do you think your route to school is safe? 

Safe 2 Quite Safe 4 Unsure 5 Quite Unsafe 7 Unsafe 11

How many other children travel to and from school with you? 

0 14 1 8 2 0 3 2 More than 3 5

If you travel by car, is this journey made only to take or pick you up from school? 

Yes 17 No 12

 When travelling to or from school, have you ever had a ‘near-miss’ incident? 

Yes 16 No 13

In addition to the above, everyone was invited to add further comments. A selection can be found below…

If yes, please give details stating how you were travelling (car, foot etc.) 

  • Cars drive too fast through the lanes.
  • Too many cars travelling through the lanes.
  • Cars travelling in the middle of the lanes.
  • Traffic pulls out in front at junctions.
  • Walking down country lanes can be dangerous with speeding vehicles

If you don’t walk or cycle to school regularly, what are the reasons?  

  • Parents work commitments / time restraints.
  • Childminders do the school runs.
  • Younger siblings make it difficult to walk.
  • No pavements.
  • Live too far away to walk.
  • Too dangerous with road safety along the lanes.
  • Traffic going too fast.
  • Live too far away.

Please add any other comments  

  • No parking in front of the school.
  • Cars speed through the village.
  • Need a pavement.

The above comments have proved very helpful and will be used to create a plan which will involve the pupils, the teachers and the wider school community.

In the short period up to the end of the school year, can I remind parents/carers not to park on the zig-zag lines at the front of the school. I fully appreciate the lack of parking space and understand the temptation to do so.  However, the safety of the children has to take priority on this occasion.

Further information about the school’s current eco-plan can be found on the school blog under the eco-schools section.

Thank you for your ongoing support – it is much appreciated.

P Warren – Headteacher