Safe travel to and from College

From September you may be travelling to and from College using a different mode of transport to last year, and of course the guidelines for some modes of travel have changed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It is important that you are able to travel to school safely, not just taking into account the public health guidelines but also the changes that have been made to the College site, the new parking arrangements and any risks associated with a specific mode of travel. All parents and students should read the following guide carefully to ensure that you:

  1. understand the changes made to the site entrances and year group areas.
  2. understand the expectations and guidance related to your mode of transport. 

Entering the College Site

  •  Always use the designated entrance for your year group to enter the College site.  This will mean that you can move to your arrival area quickly and safely.
  • Use the markers on the ground to keep a clear distance from other students until you reach your arrival area.
  • Teachers will tell you when it is time to start moving into the building; this will be at approximately 8.20am. You will then go straight to your tutor room. Always follow the route into College that you are asked to use.
  • Remove your coat before you enter the College building and put it in your bag.

Car Travel

  • Parents/carers should use the Watergate Forest car park (NE11 9RQ) when dropping off or collecting students, only buses will be allowed access to the turning circle.
  • Students should then walk to their designated entrance, keeping a clear distance from others.
  • Upon arrival on site move immediately to your arrival area.
To ensure the safety of students we politely fully ask that parents:
  • Do not stop or park on the yellow ‘Keep Clear’ lines outside of the College entrance; this is illegal and potentially hazardous.
  • Do not park outside the houses on Consett Road or on Malvern Gardens as this not only jeopardises the safety of our students but also causes unnecessary inconvenience to residents and serious embarrassment to the College. 
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If you encounter difficulties whilst travelling to school please inform us immediately by calling reception 0191 460 2099

Scholars Bus

  • Check the timetables for your route by visiting https://www.nexus.org.uk/sites/default/files/emmanual_college.pdf
  • Wear a face covering when travelling on the bus.
  • Be prepared with the right change for your fare, some buses may accept contactless payments but not all will so have change available too.
  • When you arrive at or leave College use the main reception entrance keeping a clear distance from other students.
  • Allow Year 7 students to board the bus first.
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If you encounter difficulties whilst travelling to school please inform us immediately by calling reception 0191 460 2099

Public Bus

  • Check the timetables regularly so that you arrive no later than 8.55am.
  • Wear a face covering when travelling on the bus.
  • Be prepared with the right change for your fare, some buses may accept contactless payments but not all will so have change available too.
  • If you need to cross Consett Road only use the safe crossing zone.
  • Enter the College site using your entrance, keeping a clear distance from others and move immediately to your arrival area.
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If you encounter difficulties whilst travelling to school please inform us immediately by calling reception 0191 460 2099

Walking

  • Keep a clear distance from others when walking to College, particularly students from different year groups and members of the public.
  • Use the pedestrian crossings at all times to cross the main roads around College.
  • If you are wearing headphones remove them when crossing the road so that you can hear traffic.
  • If you need to cross Consett Road only use the safe crossing zone.
  • Enter the College site using your designated entrance, keeping a clear distance from others and move immediately to your arrival area.
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If you encounter difficulties whilst travelling to school please inform us immediately by calling reception 0191 460 2099

Cycling

  • Plan a safe route to College using cycle paths where possible.
  • It is an expectation that, if you cycle to College, you will wear a helmet and a high visibility vest.
  • In the winter months you must have working lights on your bike.
  • Come off your bike when you reach Consett Road, crossing the road at the safe crossing zone. Walk with your bike the remainder of the way to College.
  • When leaving College walk with your bike until you have left Consett Road.
  • Enter the College site using your designated entrance, keeping a clear distance from others and secure your bike and helmet with a lock before moving to your arrival area.
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If you encounter difficulties whilst travelling to school please inform us immediately by calling reception 0191 460 2099