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 Act 1984).
Advice for using school crossings
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 are 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 - further information can be found in the Highway Code
Become a school crossing patrol
If you can spare up to 10 hours per week during school term-time, enjoy being outside in all weathers and helping your local community, you could apply to become a 'school crossing patrol'. Full uniform and training is provided.
For an informal discussion about current opportunities, contact our School Crossing Patrol Coordinator.
- 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, during term-time only.
Alternatively, you can apply to be a 'school crossing relief' to cover the duties of an existing school crossing patrol if they are not able to work for any reason.
Pay is £7.85 per hour (grade 3) with a retention during school holidays