Joyce Frankland Academy
Getting to and from Joyce Frankland 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 for school.
Newport is extremely small, so Joyce Frankland is within easy walking distance of any part of the village. There are pavements and multiple zebra and pelican crossings all along the main High Street. There are also various footpaths which enable students to avoid the High Street altogether, passing through some very pleasant green space. The school itself straddles Bury Water Lane and has its own zebra crossing linking the two parts of the academy.
Whilst Newport may not be designed for cyclists, those students that live locally can easily cross it by bike using the footpaths which double as cycleways, avoiding the busier High Street. There are some tracks which go a little further up to Audley End, which in turn is close to National Cycle Network route 11. Route 11 runs on recommended quiet roads all the way up to Cambridge.
Plenty of Joyce Frankland students travel on school buses, and there’s an unofficial one-way system around Bury Water Lane making it safer for all concerned.
The 301 service passes through the village between Bishop’s Stortford and Saffron Walden, taking in Stansted Mountfitchet. The 60 service loops around Newport on its way back and forth from Saffron Walden. There are stops for both services, with seating and raised kerbs, on the High Street, a very short walk from the academy.
It’s well under a mile walk to Newport station, with pavements all the way and pelican and zebra crossings. The station is a key stop between London and Cambridge which easy access from Audley End station and Elsenham station. 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.