TWENTY more schools will be taking part in a council initiative aimed at making the roads around them safer for children. 

Swindon Borough Council has already worked with 29 schools as part of The School Safety Environment Zones Scheme.

It aims to use a variety of methods to improve safety and reduce congestion around each school. This includes ‘keep clear’ markings, single and double yellow lines, flashing amber school signs and 'School Streets'. 

The programme is now heading into its third year and the council will help to identify the most effective measures for 20 more schools. 

Schools from all over Swindon have been selected, with a mixture of primaries and secondaries. 

The full list of schools joining the scheme is : 

  • William Morris Primary
  • Westlea Primary School
  • The Chalet
  • Liden Primary School
  • Crowdys Hill
  • Brimble Hill Tadpole lane
  • Tadpole Farm CE Primary School
  • Maranatha Christian School
  • Ferndale Community Primary School
  • Colebrook Junior School
  • Great Western Academy
  • St Leonards CE Primary School
  • Lawn Primary School
  • Nova Hreod Academy
  • Churchward
  • Colebrook Infant Academy
  • Rodbourne Cheney Primary School
  • Uplands
  • Greenmeadow Primary School
  • Covingham Park Primary School

Councillor Kevin Parry, the cabinet member for waste collection and disposal and highways maintenance, said: “Over the past two years, we’ve worked closely with almost 30 schools from across Swindon and have introduced a range of effective road safety measures. You can see many of these as you drive past schools around the town.

“Now we’re beginning our third year where we’re working with our biggest group of schools yet. We will be supporting 20 new primary and secondary schools to help make the roads around each school safer and it’s my hope that over the next year, the measures we introduce will make a big difference to the safety of pupils, parents and teachers at each school.

“I look forward to working with each of them and making Swindon a safer place to go to school.”