School Parking

There are two schools in the ward: St Charles and St Georges Primary schools.  St James is just outside the ward but Grotto Road, from which it gains access, is within the ward.

As both St Charles and St Georges are selective: St Charles being a catholic school; and, St Georges being private, they tend to have a larger catchment area than is usual for a primary school.  Notwithstanding that children, all else being equal, who arrive by car rather than on foot are more likely to make slower progress at school the larger catchment area increases the likelyhood that children will arrive by car.  Depending on the location this can have a deleterious effect on the local residents.

Although I recieve a few complaints regarding the parents parking around St Charles and St James – it is St Georges that causes the most concern locally.