Chelmer Valley High School
Getting to and from Chelmer Valley High School
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
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.
Chelmer Valley High is very well served by footpaths. There are a number of routes from the southern section of Broomfield and from Great Waltham. The pedestrian entrance to the school is separate from the car entrance and is at the end of quiet cul-de-sac. On the busier Broomfield Road, well under half a mile away, there are plenty of islands to make crossing safer.
Although there are no specialist cycle routes immediately near the school at the moment, there is soon to be a new route linking the city centre to Great Waltham. This route will go past the school and enable students to cycle in from Great Waltham, Melbourne and Newlands Spring.
Although no public bus routes go directly to the school, Chelmer Valley High benefits from being next door to Broomfield Hospital. About 250 metres from the school gate is the hospital bus station, with buses to Walthams, Pleshey, Great Leighs and other villages. There are shelters and seating there, as well as real-time information boards so you know when the buses will arrive. There’s also a special shuttle bus to the hospital from Chelmer Valley park-and-ride site and students can easily walk from there to school.
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.