Children do not fully develop the ability to judge speed and distance until they are approximately 10 years old. This is obviously a key skill in being able to walk or cycle to school safely on their own. If you feel that your child is responsible enough and has the capability to walk or cycle to school on their own we ask that you fill in a permission slip. You are very welcome to discuss this with a member of school staff further if you wish.
In addition, we would recommend that your child has completed a Cycling Proficiency course. Children in Years 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to take part in these courses, usually in the Autumn Term.