The Helena Romanes School & Sixth Form Centre
Getting to and from The Helena Romanes School & Sixth Form Centre
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.
Although Helena Romanes is on the northern edge of town, Great Dunmow is a pretty small place. The school is walkable from anywhere in the town. The parks and green spaces all have footpaths through them, meaning the very furthest houses in town are less than half an hour walk away. The majority are much closer.
The footpaths through the undeveloped area double as cycle tracks, meaning that to a large degree the main road can be avoided by those cycling to school. Given how small Dunmow is, it’s almost certain that cycling will be the quickest way to get to school. The fact that the town is on the Flitch Way, a well-known cycle route from Braintree to Bishops Stortford, is an added bonus.
The 313 service goes right past the school, on its way up to Thaxted and Stansted, via many other villages. Three-quarters of a mile from the school is the centre of Dunmow. From the centre of Dunmow, buses link the town up to Bishops Stortford, Braintree and Chelmsford, plus all the smaller villages along the way.
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.