Managing traffic safety on the campus and surrounding streets is a major concern for the Crofton House School community and our neighbours. Local streets can be crowded during peak times in the morning and afternoon and W 41st Avenue is a very busy traffic artery. Our goal is to provide safe traffic conditions for everyone and strongly encourage families to consider alternative means of transportation such as walking, cycling, public transit, and carpooling whenever possible.
Provident Security, with the support of our facilities team, will continue to support safe pedestrian crossing at the Blenheim Street gate, control the traffic entering and exiting the roundabout, and assist at the crosswalks on Balaclava Street and W. 41st Avenue.
Below are the school’s traffic guidelines as a reminder to parents, staff, and students to keep our traffic areas safe for everyone. Cooperation in following the guidance provided by Provident Security and our facilities staff is greatly appreciated.
Drop-off and Pick-up Zones
Blenheim Street Guidelines
ECE Centre students are to be dropped off and picked up in the roundabout off Blenheim Street. There are designated ECE Centre parking spaces across from the front door of the Centre.
During peak morning and afternoon hours, only right-hand turns will be allowed into and out of our roundabout. No left-hand turns will be allowed into or out of the roundabout on school days between 7:30 to 8:30 am and 3:30 to 5:00pm.
Balaclava Street (South) Guidelines
Junior and senior school parents may drop their daughters on the east and west sides of Balaclava Street. Students dropped off on the east side of the street must cross using the marked crosswalks.
W 41st Avenue
Junior and senior school parents may drop their daughters off on the south and north sides of W 41st Avenue. Students dropped off on the north side of the street must cross by using the pedestrian-activated crosswalk or by using the traffic lights at Blenheim Street.
Please remember to respect our neighbours and take note of the following:
- all areas surrounding the school are “Idle Free Zones” as posted by the City of Vancouver
- the cul-de-sac on 43rd Avenue (outside of Kerrisdale Annex School) should not be used for student pick-up and drop-off
- the parking lot south of Knox Church is private property and is reserved for church use. Please do not park there or use the lot for student pick-up and drop-off.
- observe all traffic and parking regulations and refrain from blocking lanes or driveway access when parked or waiting for students
Visitor Parking on Campus
There are a limited number of visitor parking spaces in the Blenheim Street roundabout.
Visitor Parking Off Campus
Parents and visitors may park for up to three hours on streets adjacent to the school. When parking in these areas, please respect the property and needs of our neighbours. As roads in the area are narrow, extra caution is required to ensure traffic circulation is not hindered and driveways remain open.
Students Driving to School
Students who absolutely need to drive to school must register their vehicles with the senior school office and parking spaces will be assigned as available.