Pupils arrive at Al-Madinah School by a variety of means including walking, car, and the school bus. Pupils access the building via the pedestrian gate which is located along the path to the right of the main reception.
For parents who drop off and collect their children by car we advise you park in either City Gate or Litchurch Lane and walk to school. City Gate only takes about four minutes and Litchurch Lane takes about six minutes. Children in Year 5 and 6 are able to walk to school on their own as long as they are sensible and have parental permission. Please let us know if your child is allowed to do this.
Whilst we appreciate the parking area is a short walk from the school our number one priority is safety and we would also ask parents not to park/wait in unauthorised areas.
Parents must no drive onto the site (except for those parents whose children are attending Breakfast Club and then not after 8:05am), or have a booked appointment with a member of staff.
School staff are on duty at the start/end of the day to help manage these arrangements.
The school bus service is provided by an external contractor. It runs from/to Burton each day and includes a number of stops in west Derby. It costs £2.00 each way from Burton and £1.00 each way from Derby. Pupils are supervised to/from the bus at the school.
The bus timetable is below. Please note that traffic levels will affect these times. All pupils using the school bus must not be left at bus stops on their own. They must also be met by a parent when leaving the bus.
If there is a change for going home arrangements you must inform the school before 12pm if possible so that we can inform the class teacher.
Any parent wishing to use the bus service will need to sign up for the service stating whether you will be using the service am/pm or both. As places are limited these will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The sign up form needs to be completed before use of the bus service, as from 12th October 2015 there will be an introduction of an admin fee which is £2.50 per week/per child. This will be charged directly to your Parent Pay account, we no longer accept cash payments into school.
Once signed up your child will be allocated a place and automatically be kept behind in the classroom as per your instructions (pm use of bus only). If your child is attending a club then you will need to make alternative arrangements to collect your child when the club finishes. If for any reason circumstances change during the day and you need to collect your child from school then please call the main reception before 10am is possible. We will then take note that your child is not to go on the bus.
We take the welfare of our children very seriously and all parents need to make themselves known to members of staff, we are not permitted to let any child leave school with a person under the age of 16, or anyone that is not known to staff members.
Bus sign up form
Bus timetable Sept 2016
Copies of both forms are available from the Reception.