Getting to and from Paxman 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 Paxman Academy. This includes Ambrose Avenue, Boadicea Way, B1026, Catherine Hunt Way, Centurian Way, The Commons, Drury Road, Eldred Avenue, Gloucester Avenue, Gosbecks Road, John Kent Way, King Harold Road, Lordswood Road, Icini Way, Straight Road, Shrub End Road, Tumulus Way and the smaller roads attached to them.
From the North - walking only
Ambrose Avenue (1.4km approx.)
Drop off where Ambrose Avenue meets King Harold Road. follow Ambrose Avenue road and cross Shrub End Road onto Walnut Tree Way. Turn right onto Paxman Avenue to reach the Paxman Academy.
From the South East - cycling or walking
Lordswood Road (1.8km approx.)
Drop off where Lordswood Road meets B1026. Use the cycle path and follow through to Catherine Hunt Way. Turn right onto John Kent Avenue and then turn left onto Iceni Way. Follow onto Paxman Avenue to reach the Paxman Academy.
From the South West - cycling or walking
Maldon Road (0.9km approx.)
Drop off where Maldon Road meets Shrub End Road. Use the public footpath at the roundabout and follow through onto Tumulus Way. Turn right onto Gladiator Way and then left onto Centurion Way. Cross Gosbeck Road onto Paxman Avenue to reach the Paxman Academy.
From the West - cycling or walking
Fallowfield Road (0.8km approx.)
Drop off where Fallowfield Road meets Abbyfields. Use the public footpath and follow onto Boadicea Way. Turn left onto Eldread Avenue, then turn right onto Paxman Avenue to reach the Paxman Academy.
The number 64 service passes Paxman Academy, travelling between Layer-de-la-Haye and the centre of Colchester. About 300 metres from the school entrance is Shrub End Road, which is one of the main roads into Colchester, and has lots of regular bus services. Its stops have shelter and seating.