Accessibility statement

Use of Parking Bays by St Lawrence’s Primary School

Posted on 26 November 2021

University enters licence agreement with St Lawrence's primary school for parent child pick up parking at Fairfax House.

As a university for public good, we are committed to addressing the needs of our partners and neighbours in the city. A specific sustainable cities and communities goal is to facilitate solutions to civic, business and community-led challenges. One such challenge was highlighted by neighbouring school, St Lawrence’s CE Primary School on Heslington Road, York. 

Parents at the school have encountered issues on a daily basis associated with dropping off and picking up their children. As a result we are pleased to confirm that we have entered into a licence agreement with the school. The licence highlights nine car parking spaces at Fairfax House, an underused university car park, where we will permit parents to park purely and exclusively for parent child pick up between 8.30am to 9.15am and 3pm to 3.30pm. 

By making the small gesture of licensed parking bays, we are supporting those parents with accessibility issues, as well as commuting parents to park near to the school. This in turn will positively impact congestion caused by cars parking on kerbs and pavements on Heslington Road, as well as making it safer for those using and crossing the road at peak times.  

The licence is for the school year and began on Monday 22 November. It is due to end on 25 July 2022. Anyone with any questions should contact Sophie Walters on