Sheringdale primary pupils have safer route to school

Published: 11 June 2015

Work to improve road safety on the approaches to a popular primary school in Southfields has now been completed.

A 20 mph limit has been introduced in Standen Road near the entrance to Sheringdale School, while raised carriageway tables have also been installed at the junctions with Balvernie Grove and Bowman Mews.

These are designed to reduce traffic speeds and increase visibility for both pedestrians and drivers. They also provide step free crossing points for parents with buggies and for wheelchair users.

Signage and carriageway markings have also been upgraded to alert motorists that they are approaching a school.

Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “We believe this package of safety measures will really help local parents and pupils who attend Sheringdale, especially as quite significant numbers walk to and from school each day.

“The changes will of course also benefit other local residents by slowing down vehicle speeds in this area of Southfields.”

Sheringdale is an “outstanding” school according to education inspectors from Ofsted, who praised its “outstanding teaching” which they said “ensures that pupils make rapid progress and achieve exceptionally well whatever their starting points.

In a report published last year Ofsted also noted that “standards at the end of Year 6 are significantly above average in reading, writing and mathematics,” and that “leaders and managers have ensured that teaching and pupils’ achievement are outstanding across the school”.