Yellow Zig Zag lines
We have received reports of parents parking on yellow Zig Zag lines where it is illegal to stop. We would ask that those doing so, for whatever reason, please desist.
North Woodside Road area
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.
We are encouraging parents to use the SPT car park adjacent to the underground station at Kelvinbridge for short term parking and accompanied dropping off and collection of younger pupils. 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.
Any essential dropping off, for example pupils with mobility issues, may be provided for within the school car park by prior arrangement with the Administration Centre.
The existing visitors' parking system will continue to operate at Kelvinbridge school car park. Visitors who have business at the school 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.
Access to the school car park may be restricted at times. Again, when this is the case parents will be notified.
In the afternoon, although parking is provided for parents to pick up children in the back playground from 2.50pm - 3.30pm each day, we cannot permit movement of cars between 3.10pm and 3.20pm as pupils change classes at this time. Information about parking at school shows, prize-givings, special events etc., will be sent to parents and staff in advance of the event, but parking could be restricted at times. Again, in this event, the SPT car park will be open.
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 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.
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 2.50pm - 3.30pm each day, we cannot permit movement of cars between 3.10pm - 3.20pm 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.