On national offer day (16th April) for reception places, 98.4 per cent of on-time applicants received one of their three preference schools. 92.7 per cent were allocated their first preference.
4th June – the Council contacted all schools and nurseries in the area to advise them that they should consider re-opening to wider groups of children from Monday.
Yatton Schools has now opened for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 – who have joined the children of key workers and eligible vulnerable children. Parents have been advised of their “bubble groups” and start and finish times.
In order to maintain social distancing in the vicinity of Yatton Schools and to allow more space for pedestrians and cyclists, the Council has (in consultation with the school and the police) implemented the following measures.
Stowey Road (between Cherry Grove and Well Lane) – “No access except residents, businesses and deliveries” signage and diversion signs to try and reduce traffic levels.
An approx. 50m stretch of Stowey Road (outside the rear access to the schools) – barriered off reduced to a single lane to create more pedestrian space.
The following signs have been installed at various locations – on the road, fixed to lampposts, etc.
There are also some diversion signs to try and discourage rat running.
All these measures will be constantly reviewed to ensure they are working as planned.