Mark Hall Academy
Getting to and from Mark Hall 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 an especially wide pavement at the front of the academy. An underpass helps pedestrians cross First Avenue safely.
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. First Avenue, directly outside the academy has a line on the wide pavement separating cyclists and walkers. National Cycle Network Route 1 passes from east to west through Harlow, and passes through Old Harlow around 250 metres from 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. Some stops have shelter and seating, and shortly after passing the academy the road has a bus-only lane, meaning you can drive past static car traffic.
It’s less than a mile walk to Harlow Mill train station, heading through Old Harlow. 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 academies.
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.