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Road Safety

On October 10th 2016, a speaker for Hampshire County Council gave a talk to Year 7 about:
- How to use safely the new crossing system outside The Wavell.
- How to cycle safely.
- How to cross the road without endangering yourself or other road users.

Read what they learn't from their session here..


Transport Assistance

Your child may be entitled to free assistance with transport to school  in certain circumstances.

Full details and application forms are available from the Hampshire Website 



So that your child can travel to and from School safely, please talk about road hazards that may be encountered on the daily journey, emphasising the need to use the traffic control crossing where appropriate. Please tell your child not to use iPods or mobile phones when crossing the road or cycling to school.





Cycle safety

Did you know it is illegal to cycle after sunset without the correct lights on your bicycle and you may receive a fixed penalty notice? With the dark nights closing in, it may be worth checking you have the following:
- One front light which is white
- One rear light which is red
- One rear reflector which is red
- Two amber reflectors on each pedal
For more information on road and cycle safety please visit think.direct.gov.uk


In the event of having to drive to School during periods of extreme winter weather please see the following guide:


PDF icon Tips for driving in Snow and Ice


Travelling to School

The Wavell School has an active School Travel Plan, which aims to ensure the safety of all site users. Our priority is to encourage healthy habits and therefore walking and cycling are promoted. A copy of the School Travel Plan can be viewed at the School’s Reception.

Parents are not to drive into the School to drop off or collect students 

The following car parks may be used to drop off and pick up your children:

Holiday Inn Car Park

Napier Gardens Car Park

Parents wishing to park in Napier Gardens free of charge for up to 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon will be required to display a special Parkwise Sticker in their vehicle. The sticker entitles the driver to park for free between the hours of 8.20 to 9.05am and 3.00 to 3.45pm, enabling you to drop off and pick up your children using off road parking and a safe walking route to the school.

PDF icon Park and Stride Letter to Parents and Carers

PDF icon Walking Zones surrounding The Wavell School

Latest Letters concerning Parking and Road Safety:

7 Oct 2016
Event Parking
Dragon's teeth
Mail One Way system

20 Sept 2016
Parking Arrangements

     PDF icon Holiday Inn Parking Plan


7 Sept 2016
    Crossing Guidance 

   PDF icon Lynchford Road Crossing Guide

 Routes to School



The main pedestrian access to the School is via the Lynchford Road pedestrian crossing opposite the School gates. Pedestrians and cyclists should use the controlled crossing and footpath into the school playground. Alternatively students are able to enter via the side gate accessed using the Chartwell Gardens pathway.The main car park is out of bounds to pedestrians and cyclists for reasons of safety.


A bicycle can only be used if the Headteacher has issued a Hampshire County Council permit. To qualify for a Cycling Permit:cycle helmets!

1. The bicycle must be in a road-worthy condition, (please check thoroughly).

2. Parents must complete a Cycle Permit Application Form.

3. The bicycle must be kept padlocked when in the cycle racks.

4. The bicycle must NEVER be ridden in the school grounds unless on a cycle path, bicycles must be pushed across the Quad.

5. We strongly advise students to wear cycle helmets.

Permits will be withdrawn if students do not obey these conditions or if they do not show good sense. Cycle Permit Application Forms are also available from Reception.

Cycle helmet lockers are available on a first come first served basis for a small deposit and annual fee. 

 Cycle helmet locker details and application form


BusBy Bus

Stagecoach Buses 1 and 41 stop within a few minutes walk of the school at Alexandra Road and Napier Gardens, off Queens Avenue.



By Car

Students can be dropped off in the Holiday Inn car park (see map above), to walk across Lynchford Road, via the controlled crossing or alternatively students can be dropped off in Chartwell Gardens to walk through to the School using the footpath which enters the site part way down the driveway. Please park with care at all times and be considerate of the rights and needs of local residents.

Please do not obstruct the School drive nor block the emergency entrance to the School main quadrangle.  There is a 5 mph speed limit on the School site and "sleeping policemen" are in place. The School gates are closed during the School day. Anyone visiting the School is asked to close the gate behind them.