We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school, so here are some reminders and updates about the first day/weeks of term.
Start of Autumn Term
Autumn term starts on Wednesday 5th September 2018.
The new Year 7s and Year 11s will start at 8.25am.
The start time for Years 8, 9 and 10 will be 11.00am.
First Day of Term – 400 & 813 Bus Information
School buses 400 & 813 will run twice on the first day of term for the two start times. For 8.25am start the buses will run to the usual timetable. For 11.00am start the 400 will depart its first stop at 10am and the 813 will depart its first stop at 10.15am, following the usual route.
Manygate Lane/Green Lane roadworks
We have been advised by the contractors working in Green Lane, that there has been a delay to the gas main works. This means that the junction of Manygate Lane/Green Lane will remain closed with temporary traffic lights in operation, when we return to school. The revised completion date of this work is Friday 14th September.
Access to Manygate Lane from Green Lane will therefore be on foot only.
If you are dropping children off please make sure that you do not stop on Green Lane as this road will be very congested.
Following consultation with Bear Buses, the 800 and 413 service will drop off and collect students in Green Lane until the Manygate Lane re-opens.
In the morning, in order to safely drop students on the ‘Thamesmead side’ of Green Lane, the bus will travel through the temporary traffic lights, along Green Lane to the mini-roundabout and then back along Green Lane, dropping students near to the entrance to Manygate Lane.
After school, the bus will collect students from the place it has dropped them and they should make their way there promptly at the end of the school day, with the bus leaving at approx. 2.40pm.
Thamesmead staff will be on duty here at the end of the day.