Harwich and Dovercourt High School
Getting to and from Harwich and Dovercourt High 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.
Roads around the school have pavements on both sides, some of which are further separated from the road by a small patch of grass. In addition, there are off-road footpaths heading down the northern and western sides of the school. The residential estates near the school have footpaths away from the road, some of which pass through parks.
Harwich and Dovercourt are the start point for an on-road cycle route. It passes along Wick Lane and Low Road, only a couple of hundred metres from the school entrance. Hall Lane, which the school is on, is straight, making the sight-lines good for safe cycling.
The school is very well served by public buses. Most of the services for all of Harwich and Dovercourt go either right past the entrance or within a couple of hundred metres. These link the different parts of the town but also some of the outer villages like Great Oakley and Wix. There are bus stops on both sides of the road directly outside the school.
Harwich and Dovercourt High School is just over a mile walk from Dovercourt station, which provides direct trains along the coast to Wrabness, Mistley and Manningtree. Greater Anglia offer discounts on train travel for students at some schools, talk to staff about this.
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