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St John Payne Catholic School

A map showing cycle and walking routes to and from St John Payne Catholic School

Getting to and from St John Payne Catholic 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.


St John Payne Catholic School

Patching Hall Lane




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.

Walking routes

The housing estate next to the school has lots of footpaths giving quick access to the school. The major junction nearby, between Patching Hall Lane and Broomfield Road, has four-way lights, with pelican crossings to help pedestrians. Patching Hall Lane and Partridge Avenue, alongside the school, have road islands, helping people cross safely. Speed bumps also help make the road safer.

Cycling routes

Lots of the pavements nearby are split in two lanes, for walkers and cyclists. The main entrance to the school has a cycle lane on the school side. The Chelmsford cycle map provides information on this route, both near the school and beyond.

Park & Ride

Park & Ride at Chelmsford could help you on your journey.

Bus routes

Being so close to Broomfield Road helps with buses, as it’s a major corridor into town from Braintree and the villages to the north. There are lots of bus stops very close to the school.

Train routes

John Payne is a 1.3 mile walk from Chelmsford station, which is a healthy and refreshing walk at either end of the school day. Getting the train will be by far the quickest way to get to Chelmsford for those living in Witham, Ingatestone and Shenfield. Greater Anglia offer discounts on train travel for students at some schools, chat to staff about this.

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.