School Crossing Patrol
Cheshire’s School Crossing Patrol Service ensures the safety of
school children crossing roads at just under 100 points across the
School Crossing Patrols started in Cheshire in
1954. Their role has never been more important than today and as
the number of vehicles on the road increases, so does the danger
for our children when crossing the roads.
To manage the crossing points our School Crossing Patrols
require a combination of professional skills to manage the traffic,
and personal skills to deal with children, drivers, parents and
The role involves dealing will many day to day challenges, from
poor weather conditions to rude drivers and cheeky children. Job
satisfaction overcomes this through the relationships built up, and
the respect received from the local community.
School Crossing Patrols are employed by Cheshire East Council.
Cheshire East Transport is responsible for appointment, training,
supervision and administration of the service, for further details
contact Cheshire East Transport.
How do we request a School Crossing Patrol on our road?
Members of the general public should contact
the Head Teacher of the local school who will contact the School Travel Team
Manager requesting a site visit.
Prior to Cheshire School Travel Team's site
visit, the Head Teacher or the school governing body are required
to put in writing the request for a site visit along with the
circumstances and recommendations as to where the proposed crossing
should be sited. Road Safety site assessments are scored taking
into consideration the road, the volume of traffic using the road
at school times and the number of pedestrians. There must be a
minimum of at least 15 unaccompanied children.
All requests for School Crossing Patrol sites
must come through the