Become a school crossing patrol officer


2020 Academic Year Updates

Free school transport to mainstream schools

For information visit:

Opt-in emails for qualifying new starters will be sent by 17 July, please contact us by 1 August if you haven’t received this.

SEND transport

  • Applications must be received by 31 July for transport to be in place for the start of term.
  • See SEND transport pages for details.

Paying for a seat on transport

Please note School Crossing Patrol services have been suspended due to Covid19 until further notice.

We are looking for reliable and caring people who:

  • are over 18
  • have good eyesight and hearing
  • pass our health and police checks and
  • can work for about half an hour in the morning and again in the afternoon on all school days.

Email us or call 01273 482293.

Email the patrol supervisor

East Sussex patrols

School crossing patrol officers help children walking to and from school to cross the road safely. Parents are still responsible for their children’s safety.

Our patrols follow Road Safety GB guidelines and can legally stop traffic for any pedestrian to cross the road. Failing to stop for a school crossing patrol is an offence. If a motorist doesn’t stop, we report them to the police.

We have over 100 school crossing patrol officers at about 70 sites. We recruit extra officers to help when a regular patrol is absent.

We count pedestrian and vehicle numbers at school sites. If they meet our criteria we can fund a patrol. If they don’t, we offer a sponsorship package. This helps schools or local community groups to cover the cost of employing a patrol.