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Closure of the footpath

Closure of the public footpath between Faringdon Road and Fir Tree Close


Dear Parents


At the bottom of this page you will see a letter from Thames Water explaining the next step of their repair work to the sewage system. As you are well aware, this work has been going on since the summer and they are now moving into the next phase of their investigation/repair work. As a result, the footpath running between Faringdon Road and Fir Tree Close will close from 17th November, for at least the next term.


Access to school

Fir Tree Close gate will remain open, and I will continue to open the playground gate each morning and afternoon as normal. The pedestrian gate at the front entrance of school will also be open as usual, where you can either walk around to the playground gate or across our school car park to the Key Stage two classrooms. The footpath leading from School Lane across the recreation ground will remain open, leading to Fir Tree Close. Alternatively you could walk down Draycott road and onto Blandy Avenue, leading to the pedestrian gate at the front of the school.

Access to the Children’s Centre and Pre-school will operate in the same way as access to our school. 


Children walking to and from school alone

With the night’s drawing in and the excavation works running next to the park, please can I suggest that you do not allow your children to leave school and go to the park without adult supervision. Where you may need to alter your route to and from school, please ensure your child is confident with their directions and team up with others to walk together where possible.


Find out more/ have your say

You will see on the reverse of this letter that Thames Water are holding a drop in session on Tuesday 11th November from 4:30pm to 7pm at the village hall. If you are unable to attend, please call 0800 316 9800, quoting your address and reference number CAP2ap2/BB968009 and a member of the team will contact you to arrange a visit to explain the works to find out more.


Thank you very much for your patience,


Mrs Clare Silvester

Head Teacher.

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