Alec Hunter Academy
Getting to and from Alec Hunter Academy
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.
Heavy traffic zone
Heavy traffic at drop off and pick up times is usual. We recommend avoiding roads within roughly 1000 metres of Alec Hunter Academy. This includes Stubbs Lane, Millenium Way, Charter Way, B1018, Century Drive, Chelmer Road and the smaller roads attached to them.
Cycling and walking routes
From the North – cycling or walking
Clay Pits via Martens public footpath (1.2km approx.)
From the superstore situated on Clay Pits, turn left onto Clay Pits road. Continue straight, turn left onto Martens Meadow then cross right onto the public footpath. Follow the public footpath, between houses onto a field. Turn right, footpath crosses Dunstable Drive and continue straight onto King George’s Playing Field. Cross Cressing Road onto Stubbs Lane, on left. Continue along Stubbs Lane to reach Alec Hunter Academy.
From the South – cycling or walking
Retail Park adjacent Millenium Way, B1018 (1.12km approx.)
From the Retail Park continue straight onto Millenium Way. Turn right onto public footpath (approximately 100m from the roundabout) and follow between houses then turn left onto Stubbs Lane to reach Alec Hunter Academy.
From the West – cycling or walking
Century Drive via Millenium Way footpath (800km approx.)
Drop off on Century Drive. Crossover B1018 using the pedestrian crossing. Turn left onto B1018, then right onto Millenium Way public footpath. Continue straight, turn right onto Stubbs Lane to reach Alec Hunter Academy.
From the South West – walking only
Charter Way via B1018 (800m approx.)
Drop off at Charter Way Retail Park. Turn left onto Charter Way and cross the road using the zebra crossing. Turn right, follow footpath to B1018. Cross B1018 using the pedestrian island, then turn left, continue on B1018. Turn right onto public footpath (approximately 100m from the roundabout) and follow between houses then turn left onto Stubbs Lane to reach Alec Hunter Academy.
There are bus stops with services in both directions outside Alec Hunter Academy. One of the services goes to many of the small villages between Braintree and Witham as well as Braintree town centre. Braintree bus station is just over a 1.5km from the school and connects to villages and towns around Braintree, as well as to Chelmsford and Colchester.
Alec Hunter Academy is approximately 800m from Braintree Freeport Station. Train services from Braintree Freeport Station run hourly to Cressing, White Notley and Witham. Greater Anglia offers discounts on train travel for students at some schools.