School crossing patrols

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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.

Applicants must:

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

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