Getting to and from The Deanes
These routes and maps are suggestions of how you could stop taking the car and swap to cycling, walking, or scooting to school. They don’t show every possible route and you could have fun finding a way that works for you. If you know a safe way that gets you there even quicker, that’s great! Take that route instead.
Daws Heath Road
Heavy traffic zone
The highlighted heavy traffic zone on the map shows the area that will have the heaviest traffic at school time. By using alternate routes and a mix of walking and cycling, you can avoid sitting in traffic and being late for school.
The Deanes is off Daws Heath Road, with wide pavements on both sides. Less than 400 metres from the school entrance is a zebra crossing, enabling safe walking across Daws Heath Road. There are plenty of footpaths cutting through the residential estates in Thundersley, Hadleigh and Benfleet.
The town has mostly long, straight roads which helps cyclists remain visible to everyone. There are zebra crossings on the busier roads providing safe crossings.
The Deanes is less than two miles from Hadleigh Park, which was the site for the 2012 Olympic mountain bike events. This provides the perfect opportunity for practising cycling skills.
The bus stops almost directly outside the school are for the number 3 service, which between Rayleigh and Southend, taking in Thundersley, Hadleigh and Leigh. There are plenty more services less than 400 metres away, in central Thundersley that travel to Benfleet, Canvey and Basildon.
Get rewarded for getting to school or college more sustainably
Join our 60 Day Challenge to swap the car for walking or cycling to school or college. You and your child (aged 13 and over) could win prizes including £50.00 Amazon and Love2Shop e-vouchers in our weekly prize draws just for doing the school or college run.