City Council funds seven new school crossing patrollers

School crossing patrol

Seven schools in the city will be able to employ a dedicated School Crossing Patroller to help pupils cross the road safely thanks to a new grant from Milton Keynes City Council.

Following a successful application process, each of the schools will receive up to £5,000 per year for three years to fund the post.

The schools that will receive the grant are:

  • North Crawley C of E Primary School, North Crawley
  • The Willows School and Early Years Centre, Fishermead
  • Long Meadow School, Shenley Brook End
  • Wavendon Gate School, Wavendon Gate
  • Wyvern School, Wolverton
  • Rickley Park Primary School, Bletchley
  • Pepper Hill School, Bradville
“We know that recruiting for school crossing patrollers is something that’s far more effective at a really local level within the school community rather than being organised centrally by the city council. We’ve decided to share funds with schools to help them do just that; far more common sense, and because the grant is offered on a three-year cycle, other schools can consider applying next time if their circumstances change.”
- Cllr Jennifer Wilson-Marklew, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Public Realm

13 applications to the grant were received by the city council. Each site was assessed by road safety experts to check whether location was suitable for a school crossing patroller. Schools that did not receive grant funding this time may be able to benefit from other road safety schemes the city council is considering.