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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Travel Update - the Walking Bus

We have a new initiative to support parents with travelling to and from school: the Walking Bus!

St Peter’s can be easily reached by the pedestrianised part of Linden Pit Path which joins Ashtead and Leatherhead and is an easy 10-20 minute walk from most parts of Ashtead and Leatherhead.

With the support of parent volunteers we run a walking bus (a supervised walk to school) each morning from the Church of Our Lady & St Peter in Leatherhead. We have a number of ‘Drop & Go’ spaces for children on the walking bus each day. This means that parents can park at the car park, register the children with the walking bus helpers (from 8.25am only - children cannot be left with the helpers before this time) and head off to work avoiding the parking crush at school.

How to use the walking bus

All children MUST be registered before they can use the walking bus. Registration takes a few moments and can be done online: https://goo.gl/forms/z2E9Q93JlXKDtBab2?fbclid=IwAR2X3HInx3KecvOFRImGU9HF0uLBDNRPIDZPO7sBZALte61SGqJ1q4Og0I8

Join the Walking Bus (Leatherhead) group through the school’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275043576724019/?source_id=287936444955553 This is how you can see the spaces available for each day and book your child onto the bus.

Request a space: Each week the rota for the week ahead will be published in the Walking Bus Facebook group. If there are spaces then these can be requested by parents on a first come, first served basis - please ensure that you check to see if your booking request was successful.

The more helpers that we have – the more spaces we can offer. All parents that volunteer to walk with the bus for at least one day per week will have priority when booking ‘Drop&Go’ spaces for their own children on other days.

If you have any questions or feedback about the walking bus project, or would be interested in volunteering to help, please contact Mrs McDonnell at school: deputy@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk