Burnt Mill Academy
Getting to and from Burnt Mill 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
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.
The academy and surrounding area is very well served by footpaths and short-cuts. There are many footpaths cutting through the housing estates and separate walkways alongside the main roads around town. A pelican crossing is very close to the front of the academy across First Avenue.
A number of Harlow Council car parks allow you to park your car before walking the remaining distance. A free ticket valid for an hour must be displayed, otherwise a fine will be issued.
As with walking, Harlow is well designed for cycling. Many of the walking routes mentioned above, including First Avenue, have fully separated cycleways, providing the opportunity to glide past the traffic. National Cycle Network Route 1 passes from east to west through Harlow and round the back of the academy. The academy features on the Harlow cycle map.
As First Avenue is one of the main roads into Harlow, a large number of buses go past the academy. The stops have shelter and seating. A large part the road has a bus-only lane so you can drive past any static car traffic using the bus.
It’s less than a mile walk to Harlow train station, heading across Harlow Town Park. The station is on the London to Cambridge line and will suit students living near any of its stations. Greater Anglia offer discounts on train travel for students at some schools.
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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.