For permission to cycle to school to be granted, parents and students must read, agree and sign below to adhere to the following rules of safety:
- No student is allowed to bring a bicycle on to the school site unless they and their parents have signed this agreement.
- All bicycles must be roadworthy and appropriate for the age of the student in terms of frame size and seat height. All bikes must have brakes that work safely.
- Students must wear a helmet to cycle to and from school and this helmet must be visible to school staff when students enter the school site.
- When students are on school site they must dismount their bike and walk the bike to the cycle storage areas.
- During the winter months when cycling to and from school in the dark, parents will ensure that students wear reflective clothing and that all bikes have front and rear lights.
- All students will cycle in a safe manner and take into account pedestrians and other school children, as outlined above. Any students riding dangerously, on public roads, on public footpaths, or being disrespectful to others on the way to school, or when leaving school, will also have their bike privileges withdrawn. Bikes may be locked in school for parent/carer collection.
- All students will refrain from listening to music through earphones whilst cycling to school.
- All students will undertake training sessions led by local PCSOs if deemed appropriate.
- Students should not, under any circumstances, tamper in any way with another student’s bicycle, lock or helmet. A student found to have done this, particularly in a way that might endanger the user’s safety, will be expected to pay for any damage caused, will have cycle privileges withdrawn and further sanctions may be applied. For serious offences, the police may be involved.
Please note that cycling, or not being able to cycle to school, should bike privileges be withdrawn, cannot be used by a student as an excuse for late arrival. Parents should ensure that students are on time for school, and if their bicycle privileges have been withdrawn, they have an alternative method of getting to school. Parents
must also ensure that if a student has an after-school detention, other transport arrangements are made should the parent feel this is necessary.
Permits will be issued annually. Students must be able to produce a valid permit in order to store their cycle in the correct bike shed on the school grounds.