Getting to and from Colchester 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 Colchester Academy. This includes Acacia Avenue, Bromley Road, Hawthorn Avenue, Hickory Avenue, Longridge and the smaller roads attached to them.
From the South East - cycling or walking
Magnolia Drive (0.8km approx.)
Drop off where Magnolia Drive meets Avon Way. Turn right onto Hawthorne Avenue and follow onto Hawthorne Avenue to reach Colchester Academy.
Hamlet Drive (0.8km approx.)
Drop off where Hamlet Drive meets Avon Way. Turn right onto Magnolia Drive. Follow the road and turn right onto Acacia Avenue to reach Colchester Academy.
St Andrews Avenue (1.4km approx.)
Drop off on St Andrews Avenue. Use the public footpath and follow through the estate. Exit onto Hickory Avenue and turn left onto Hawthorne Avenue to reach Colchester Academy.
From the South - cycling or walking
Avon Way (0.8km approx.)
Drop off where Avon Way meets Hawthorne Avenue. Follow Hawthorne Avenue to reach Colchester Academy.
Plenty of bus services head right past the school and connect up to the rest of the Greenstead estate as well as Central Colchester. Arriva Bus service number 1 stops frequently directly outside the school. First Bus services 104 and 105 heading into Colchester town centre or the villages to the east, are found on Bromley Road, about 500 metres from the school entrance.