Our school crossing patrols safely escort school children across 'manned crossings' throughout York.
We provide this service as a matter of road safety although we're not required to by law, under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
Assist with school crossing patrols
You could apply to assist with school crossing patrols if you're:
- looking for part time paid work
- can spare up to 10 hours per week during school term-time
- enjoy being outside in all weathers
- want to help your local community
Contact our School Crossing Patrol Coordinator to discuss current opportunities or to express an interest in the role.
- be in good health
- be able to work in all weather conditions
- be able to communicate well
- have a general knowledge of The Highway Code
- undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service DBS check
School crossing patrols work:
- between 8 and 10 hours a week
- between 45 and 60 minutes each day
- term time only
Alternatively, you can apply to assist with school crossing relief to cover the duties of an existing school crossing patrol attendant if they're not able to work for any reason.
Full uniform and training is provided.
Parent and carer responsibility
Even where a school crossing exists, parents and carers are responsible for:
- ensuring their children's safety on the journey to and from school
- collecting children at the end of the school day
Advice for drivers at school crossings
When you're driving near a school crossing:
- be courteous and patient
- slow down if you see flashing warning lights near a school
- be aware of your responsibilities as a driver
Access further information in The Highway Code.