MC, I know a few parents that do part opposite the zig, zags, but to be fair, some of the cars might belong to people who live there, who leave their cars there to stop having their driveways blocked! There is a small resses just before the Junior part of the school, where some people do park, but I wonder if that could work, as a drop of area? People could pull in enough not to block the road, and then perhaps there could be a rota system of parents (or dare I say teachers) who stand there collect a few children and walk them into school. I know of a few parents who would not be happy just dropping kids off, in case they wandered off in the wrong direction!
However this still wouldn't get over the picking up problem because you can't have too many parents sitting in cars waiting for kids who can take anything up to 15 mins to get out of school!
Just another thought though, wouldn't it be good if they could do a matching service, for example. There must be other people in my road who take kids to the school that I don't know about. Perhaps the school should help to get parents to do Rota's with other parents. This would reduce the amount of cars wouldn't it?? And the parents would gain by only having to go out once a day.
Especially if they then had "reserved parking" spaces for those on rota systems.
Just a thought.