Schools crossing patrols

The School Crossing Patrol service is provided to help children and other pedestrians cross the road safely while walking to and from school.

We have 25 School Crossing staff who patrol crossing points at the start and finish of each school day. Times vary from site to site but are usually for a period of 30 to 40 minutes each morning and again in the afternoon.

School crossing patrol points were selected according to the Council’s agreed policy and the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association (LARSOA) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), which have recently been superseded by the Road Safety Great Britain, School Crossing Patrol Service Guidelines (revised 2009).

This School Crossing Patrol advice document has information for:

  • parents
  • pedestrians
  • motorists
  • and information if you are interested in becoming a school crossing patroller.  

If you would like to know more about School Crossing Patrols please contact Intergrated Facilities Management on 01786 237567.