St Helena School
Getting to and from St Helena 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.
The area around St Helena is well served by footpaths, benefitting from its proximity to the town centre and the infrastructure designed for access to that and transport hubs. Whilst the school has the single entrance for pedestrians, nearby there are a number of underpasses and bridges which mean you don’t have to cross the busy main roads.
The part of Sheepen Road directly outside the front of the school is a well-designed quiet cycle route. This comes from the Lexden suburb, through Hilly Fields nature reserve, and onto the riverside path to Castle Park. Heading towards the main station, around the side and back of the school site, are marked off-road cycle paths, with plenty of crossing facilities for bikes as well as walkers. The Colchester cycle map can show you other routes which may help.
Park & Ride
Park & Ride at Colchester could help you on your journey.
Although no public bus services go down Sheepen Road, a huge variety serve Cymbelline Way and Westway on the other sides of the school site. There are plenty more on the nearby routes into the town centre. The school is a very short walk from a great many bus services coming into Colchester.
St Helena is under a mile’s walk from the mainline Colchester station. This provides quick access via the main East Anglian line to places like Manningtree, Witham, Marks Tey and Kelvedon.
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.