We are an Eco School and have the Eco Green Flag, Platinum Travel Plan Award and feel that as most of our families live locally, we strongly urge you to walk to school for environmental and health reasons. This is indicated clearly in our Home School Agreement and our Travel Plan.
Parents are not permitted to drive into the School Car Park which is accessed by a barrier, at the start or end of the school day without prior permission. Parking or driving in the vicinity of Riverhead or Amherst Schools is strongly discouraged for environmental and safety reasons. On the rare occasion you may need to drive to school we ask that you park considerately with care and consideration for our neighbours.
If you have a disability or a disabled child, you are invited to apply for a Parking Permit. This gives you permission to park in the School Visitors’ Car Park.
Cars using the car park should be in possession of a valid permit for drop off and collection times as it is also used by staff and official visitors to the school.
A Walking Bus scheme operates from two convenient points. One serves the Dunton Green/Bullfinch Lane area and the other serves Marlborough Crescent/Lyndhurst Drive/Brittains Lane area and uses the Hole in the Wall footpath. We also hope to start up another walking bus route from Chipstead Lane/Woodfields in the near future.