Havelock Academy is committed to ensuring all students remain safe whilst in the academy and travelling to and from the academy.
In 2015, 18,844 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents, including 3,339 who were killed or seriously injured. These figures only include cyclists killed or injured in road accidents that were reported to the police. Many cyclist casualties are not reported to the police, even when the cyclist is inured badly enough to be taken to hospital. The figures also exclude cycling accidents that occur away from the road. Although the number of deaths is accurate, there could be two or three times as many seriously injured cyclists and double the number of slightly injured.
Havelock Student Council have also raised their concern regarding the dangers associated with students cycling to the academy on bikes that are sometimes not road worthy and without a cycle helmet.
Havelock Academy have responded to these concerns by way of educating our young people of the dangers associated with not wearing a cycle helmet and by introducing a new Cycle to School Policy. You can view the assembly presentation given to students here.
From September 2017 we will require every student who wishes to cycle to school to apply for a permit by completing the attached application / agreement and returning it to Student Services within the academy. Following a routine bike inspection, your child will then be issued a permit which they can attach to their bike as identification.
Should Parents/Carers wish to discuss this further, please contact your child’s Raising Standards Leader on 01472 602000.