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A good education for students including their personal development & academic achievement. Ofsted 2013



Welcome to the student section of the website.  This part of the website will provide useful information for students as well as links to external content and sites that you may find useful.

**Personal Safety and Cycling Safety**

Please ensure you stay safe and follow these helpful tips on your journey to and home from school:

  • Walk with a friend or group of friends whenever possible.
  • Stay alert – Keep an eye on everything that is happening around you.
  • Avoid wearing earphones or chatting on your mobile phone, as this will distract you from your surroundings and you may not see or hear trouble approaching. The sooner you are aware of potential danger, the easier it is to avoid it.
  • Keep both hands free and don’t weigh your-self down with lots of heavy bags – you need to be able to move easily.
  • Trust your instincts – If you have a ‘funny feeling’ about someone or something, don’t ignore it, act on it straight away.
  • Take the route you know best and stick to busy, well-lit streets.
  • Avoid danger spots like deserted parks and badly-lit areas.
  • Walk in the middle of the pavement, facing oncoming traffic.
    This will avoid any cars driving up alongside you as you walk.
  • Think about your route home.
    Where would be a safe place to go if something went wrong? Safe places might be busy places like shops or garages, friends’ houses or a police station.
  • Have your keys ready so you can get into your home quickly



THINK! advice for when you're cycling

  1. If a lorry is indicating left, passing on the inside can be dangerous. Hang back at the junction to reduce the risk of a collision.
  2. Ride positively, decisively and well clear of the kerb – look and signal to show drivers what you plan to do and make eye contact where possible so you know drivers have seen you
  3. Avoid riding up the inside of large vehicles, like lorries or buses, where you might not be seen
  4. Always use lights after dark or when visibility is poor
  5. Wearing light coloured or reflective clothing during the day and reflective clothing and/or accessories in the dark increases your visibility
  6. Follow the Highway Code including observing ‘stop’ and ‘give way’ signs and traffic lights
  7. THINK! recommends wearing a correctly fitted cycle helmet, which is securely fastened and conforms to current regulations.

For more information on cycling safety or for cycling courses/training