Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

School Parking Ban Threat Not Needed

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

School Parking Ban Threat Not Needed

Article excerpt

A CONTROVERSIAL threat to ban students from a school if their parents flouted parking restrictions is s r increasingly unlikely to ever be carried out.

Bosses at the pounds 30m Bede Primary Academy in South Beach, Blyth, Northumberland, wrote to parents recently warning that their youngsters could be excluded if they fail to comply with controls brought in to protect nearby residents from illegal and nuisance parking near the school.

The Emmanuel Schools Foundation which runs the 630-pupil school, said it was bringing in a 'three strikes and you're out' policy on indiscriminate parking - with pupil expulsion being used as an ultimate sanction.

Now - with more parking restrictions on a nearby residential street due to be agreed by county councillors next week - the ESF says it does not expect to have to carry out the threat.

Its latest comments come after the Department for Children, Schools and Families confirmed that the exclusion threat is contrary to Government guidelines. …

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