All Saints Academy prides itself on the high number of students who choose to cycle to and from school. As a result, we have over 100 cycles on site on most days. Cycling brings great health benefits to our students, as well as offering a practical and affordable means of transport.
Whilst we want to encourage cycling as a means of transport, we also need to ensure that all our cyclists are safe on their journey. New students are issued with a Cycling Registration form. This enables them to register their bike with the Academy and demonstrate their commitment to the Academy Safe Cycling Scheme. This scheme allows us to support cyclists, identify any cycles which are damaged or go missing but also means that we can issue sanctions for who do not meet our expectations for safe cycling and cycling ownership.
Students are not to cycle whist on Academy property, students are to dismount from bikes at the school gate in the morning and then only get back onto bikes at the end of the school day once off school property.
We take responsibility for the cycling behaviours of our students on the Academy site and our concern for students does extend to the time they spend travelling to and from the Academy. Where students are behaving in an unsafe manner, and can clearly be identified as members of the Academy, we will take action, issue sanctions and report to the authorities as appropriate. We encourage all members of the public who witness unsafe cycling by our students to contact us with a detailed description of the student and/or the cycle.
To report incidences of concern or to discuss the safer cycling scheme, please contact Simon Miller at the Academy on 01582 619 700.