Getting to and from Greensward 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.
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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.
Greensward Academy opens directly onto Greensward Lane, one of the roads into central Hockley. There are zebra crossings on this road within 200 metres of the front entrance of the school in either direction. Greensward Academy is in the middle of a housing estate so the footpaths coming into the school from the north and the west are extremely helpful, meaning students from those areas don’t have to walk the long way round.
The off-road route into the school from the north, starting at Orchard Close, doubles as a cycleway, meaning students cycling in from there can avoid Greensward Lane. There’s also an off-road cycle route 200 metres down the road, linking Hockley to Ashingdon, and towards Rochford.
There are bus stops on either side of the road within 100 metres of the front of the school on Greensward Lane. These both have shelter and seating. There’s a zebra crossing very close to the bus stops, to help crossing the road to the relevant stop. The bus services which stop loop around Hockley and connect to Ashingdon, Hullbridge, Rayleigh and Southend.
Hockley Station is 400 metres from the front of the school with pavements all the way. The nearest stations on the line are Rayleigh in one direction, and Rochford and the Southend stations in the other. Greater Anglia offer discounts on train travel for students at some schools.
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