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Sir Harry Smith

Sir Harry Smith Community College

  • Visiting / Attending The College

    College Entrance

    The only entrance to the College is from Eastrea Road. Pedestrians should keep to the clearly defined footpaths, cross the roadways carefully and stay in the areas between the bollards and buildings to gain access to the main visitor and student entrances.

    Cars

    Parents who bring their children to College and collect them at the end of the day are requested to make suitable arrangements for safe pick up/set down on Eastfield Drive or Lattersey Close, as the entrance/exit roadway at the front of the College becomes very congested. Parents who come on site are requested to use the car parks only. The entrance roadway should be used only by buses and taxis. Please do not drop off or pick up students on the block paved areas or obstruct the entrance or exit roadways by stopping beside already stationary vehicles, as these roadways must be kept clear at all times for emergency vehicles.

    Visitors should use the car parks provided at all times

    Buses/Taxis

    The service bus and contract buses drop and pick up alongside the entrance pathway on the western side of the College entrance.

    Student transport service taxis drop off and pick up alongside the pathway on the exit roadway between the car park entrances on the eastern side of the College entrance.

    Accessibility for Staff Students Visitors

    Our school aims to be an inclusive school. We hope to make all our children welcome and feel happy to look forward to their school day. Every child is different and we view differences as an opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about ourselves.

    If your child has a disability he or she will be treated no less favourably than other applicants for admission. The College is on two floors linked by a lift and has wheelchair friendly/disabled access to every teaching area. We make reasonable adjustments to ensure that pupils with disabilities are not placed at a disadvantage and we will know we have succeeded when disabled pupils are able to participate fully in school life.

    The school has a policy for supporting children with special educational needs which is revised every year. This policy is available on the website and in the school office. Our aim is for all children to have access to all aspects of school life, as far as is reasonable and practicable.

    In order for effective partnership working between home and school to take place, we anticipate that parents will want to:

    • inform the school at the earliest opportunity if their child has a disability and the exact nature of it;
    • provide the information school needs to plan effectively for the child to be a full member of the school community;
    • acknowledge that when deciding whether an adjustment is reasonable, one of the factors the Principal must consider is the effect of the proposed change on all members of the school community;
    • recognise the importance of school and home working in partnership