Getting to and from Tabor 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 the Tabor Academy. This includes Porters Field, Panfield Lane, John English Avenue, Tabor Avenue, Sunnyside, Aetheric Road and the smaller roads attached to them.
Cycling and walking routes
From the North – cycling or walking
Enterprise Drive to Panfield Lane(480m approx.)
Drop off on Enterprise Drive. Take the public footpath alongside the school and continue straight. Turn right onto Panfield Lane to reach Tabor Academy.
Panfield Lane (320m approx.)
Drop off where Panfield Lane meets Pegasus Way. Turn left onto Panfield Lane and continue straight to reach Tabor Academy.
From the South – cycling only
Rayne Road via Sunnyside (1.7km approx.)
Drop off on Rayne Road. Continue along and turn left onto Sunnyside, turn left onto Panfield Lane. Continue along Panfield Lane, turn right at the roundabout to reach Tabor Academy.
Rayne Road via cycle path (1.2km approx.)
Drop off on Chadwick Drive. Continue along Chadwick Drive, turn left onto Maylon Close and follow to the end of the road. Turn right onto a cycle path and follow to the roundabout. Turn right onto Panfield Lane to reach Tabor Academy.
From the South – walking only
Peel Crescent via Tabor Avenue (800m approx.)
Drop off where Rayne Road meets Peel Crescent. Turn right onto public footpath and follow to Tabor Avenue. Turn left onto Panfield Lane continue along and turn right at roundabout to reach Tabor Academy.
Rayne Road via public footpath (1km approx.)
Drop off at the superstore and petrol station on Rayne Road. Turn left onto Rayne Road and turn left onto a public footpath near the ambulance station, follow the footpath and turn left onto Panfield Lane. Turn right at roundabout on Panfield Lane to reach Tabor Academy.
The bus stops on Panfield Lane are approximately 100 metres from Tabor Academy. One of the services connects many of the small villages to the north of Braintree and to the town centre, passing Tabor Academy on the way. There are also bus stops on Rayne Road which have services to Rayne, Dunmow and smaller villages. It is less than a 1.6km to Braintree bus station from Tabor Academy, where you can get to surrounding towns and villages as well as Chelmsford and Colchester.
Braintree train station is 1.4km from Tabor Academy through the town centre. Hourly services provide good access to Cressing, White Notley and Witham. Greater Anglia offers discounts on train travel for students at some schools.