School near Spilsby solves drop-off time congestion

Pupils at Partney Church of England Aided Primary School are enjoying a new outdoor stage area since returning after the summer holidays - just one of the changes that have taken place. ANL-180110-163451001
Pupils at Partney Church of England Aided Primary School are enjoying a new outdoor stage area since returning after the summer holidays - just one of the changes that have taken place. ANL-180110-163451001

A school near Spilsby has solved the problem of congestion at dropping off and picking up times by creating its own filter lane for vehicles.

Six spaces for parking and pulling-in have also been created outside Partney Church of England Aided Primary School in Maddison Lane.

Clare Dawson, the school business manager, said: “The pull-in was much-needed as we are situated on a narrow lane, which became quite congested at school starting and finishing times.

“The children could only walk down the narrow lane, or across the school car park.

“We used a combination of a grant and our capital funds to finance the project.

“It has made so much difference – we now have six parking/pull-in spaces with our own filter lane taking the school traffic away from the lane, leaving it free for the residents and through traffic including emergency vehicles.

“It now allows the children to walk on a pavement up to the front of the school.”

The filter lane and parking spaces were not the only changes when children started back after the summer holidays.

“The field had always been very uneven so we used the soil which was removed from the front to make the pull-in and levelled it all out and reseeded it,” said Clare.

“It did mean the children had to have their sports day in one of the School Governors’ front garden this year, but it was all worth it.

“Now we have a level football pitch to play on.

“We have used grant money to pay for the new fencing for our garden, for the EYFS stage and the playground markings.

“Although we have lots of new things, we never want to replace the beautiful view of the Lincolnshire Wolds we have from the back of our school.”

Partney School is hosting a Meet the Schools event on October 9 from 3.30pm to 5pm for parents of pupils starting school in September 2019.

This will include Spilsby Primary Academy, Halton Holegate Primary, Toynton All Saints Primary, Great Steeping Primary and Partney Primary School.