Cycling to School

Important Information for Parents 

  • Brookfield supports pupils who wish to walk or cycle to school since it improves their fitness and health, benefits their general development and reduces traffic congestion outside the school making conditions safer for everyone. Pupils are required to wear a correctly fitted cycle helmet and use appropriate reflective clothing, i.e. bright and conspicuous, and lights when visibility is poor.
  • While Brookfield Community School wishes to encourage an increase in the number of pupils cycling to school, the decision as to whether your child is competent to negotiate such hazards as may present themselves on route from home to school and back must be yours. Brookfield does not accept liability for any consequences of that decision. Parents are also advised to take out appropriate insurance cover, as the schools insurance does not cover loss or damage to cycles on the school site.
  • It is strongly recommended that cyclists complete an appropriate cycling training course. Both Brookfield and our feeder schools regularly offer courses run by fully qualified trainers. Please contact the school for more information.
  • Parents/Carers are to ensure the cycle is roadworthy and in good working order, including the tyres, lights and brakes.