Parents using this area as a drop-off and pick-up point, particularly North Woodside Road, have been reported as speeding on occasion. Apart from Academy children using the road to walk to and from school many other children use that road to walk to and from both the primary and secondary schools nearby. So we advise that drivers adhere to the speed limit in the vicinity of the North Woodside area, which is 30mph or slower when children are around.
It has been brought to our attention that some parents are parking in the middle of the road in Belmont Crescent while they wait with their children for the Prep School to open. In so doing they are preventing residents who have been out in their cars from accessing parking on their return or from leaving the Crescent. We would ask that parents give Crescent residents more consideration.
Kelvinbridge is well served with buses and the underground, which is three stops from a heavy rail service connection at Partick.
There are bus stops on either side of Great Western Road which provide a regular bus service to most parts of the City, and beyond. Timetables may be accessed on http://www.spt.co.uk/bus/timetables/
The 6/6A timetable for First Bus Service on Great Western Road - available here
Glasgow Bus Network Map - available here
Coaches (School Transport)
School coach services operate from the south and north-west sides of the city e.g. stopping at the Allander Centre.
Parents interested in these services should contact the Administration Office on 0141-334 8558.
The Glasgow Underground provides a convenient means of travelling from the City Centre and the south side of the city. Its twin tunnels provide a circular service linking 15 stations in 24 minutes as follows:
Monday-Saturday: Trains run every 4 minutes at peak times, every 6 minutes during the day and every 8 minutes in the evenings.
Sunday: Trains run every 8 minutes.
Park & Ride: Car parking is available at Shields Road, Bridge Street and Kelvinbridge station. An inclusive ticket covers the cost of parking plus a return journey on the Underground. All car parks are equipped with closed-circuit TV surveillance.
Parents may park at Kelvinbridge underground station to drop-off and pick-up children, at any time of day. 30 mins is 50p, 30 mins to 60 mins £1.00, and all-day parking £5.00, via the designated ticket machine situated in the car park, and using the crossing on Great Western Road to access the school.
The Colleges Cycle Route Plan - available here
Core Paths Plan
The aim of Glasgow City Council's Core Paths Plan is to ensure that important paths and routes are recorded and promoted, helping to achieve a "connected Glasgow" where residents and visitors can move easily around the path network on foot, by bike, by horse or any other non-motorised means - including 'water paths' for rowers, canoeists and other non-motorised water users. Everyone using core paths must follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and behave responsibly by 'respecting the interests of other people; caring for the environment; and taking responsibility for their own actions'.
Core Paths Plan map - available here
Glasgow City Council - Core Paths Plan
A visitors’ parking system is in operation at Kelvinbridge. Visitors requiring a parking place should contact the Administration Centre at least 24 hours before their arrival, and on arrival report there for a permit. If you do not have a permit, please do not park in the car park.
Parking is forbidden in streets closest to the school other than in the designated white spaces. It is not allowed on the left hand side of Belmont Street running up from Great Western Road to Kelvin Memorial Church: there are signs to that effect on entering Belmont Street from Great Western Road and at the bridge by the Church.
Parents should also note that although parking is provided for parents to pick up children in the back playground from 2.50 pm - 3.30 pm each day, we cannot permit movement of cars between 3.10 pm - 3.20 pm as pupils change classes at this time. The whole playground is available for parking at school shows, prize-givings, special events etc., for which information will be forwarded.
Others will be travelling in a similar route to you to school, or from school, so you can share your journeys. If you have empty seats in your car, why not share them with someone else on your route? Or sign up to find a lift from someone already driving your way to school. Or just take turns driving.