West Hatch High School
Getting to and from West Hatch 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.
West Hatch High is well situated for walking to school, with a pelican crossing right outside the pedestrian entrance. The High Road, where the school is located, has pavements on both sides and the road is well-lit.
The High Road is fairly straight, making the sight-lines good for safe cycling. There are also plenty of off-road cycle routes through the nearby Claybury Park, which helps out any students cycling from the south.
A couple of public buses stop right outside the school. They come from the direction of Buckhurst Hill and Loughton. Just over half a mile down the road are stops for other frequent bus services connecting with Woodford. The 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard allows free travel on Transport for London buses, and The 16+ Zip Oyster photocard permits you 50% off if you live outside London, and free if you live inside. Both are available to those who live both inside and outside London. There is a small admin fee when applying.
Chigwell Underground station, on the Central Line between Stratford and Newbury Park, is under a mile from the school entrance. The services are very frequent and, as the school’s not in central London, you’re more likely to get a seat. Similar to the buses, the 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard allows child rate pay as you go fares on the Tube, and the 16+ Zip Oyster photocard permits you 50% off the adult fare, whether you live inside or outside London. Again, the same small admin fee is all that’s required when applying.
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.