FitzWimarc School, The
Getting to and from The FitzWimarc 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.
FitzWimarc School is on Hockley Road, one of the main roads into Rayleigh town centre. There are wide pavements on both sides of this road and a zebra crossing a couple of hundred metres away, in the direction of Hockley.
As a lot of students live in the area of Rayleigh behind the school, it’s great that there’s a footpath running down the side of the school from these estates. This has a side gate too, allowing students access to the school without having to deal with the road or car park at the front.
The same footpath coming from Rayleigh (down the side of the school) is also a cycle track and provides access to the side entrance. This means that any students living on the west side of Rayleigh can cycle to school, with many able to completely avoid the busier roads.
There’s a bus stop on either side of the road directly outside the school on Hockley Road, close to the zebra crossing. The services from here go into Rayleigh town centre, and in the other direction to Hockley, Rochford and eventually to Southend. About 500 metres up the road, in the town centre, there are plenty of other services, heading to Hadleigh, Wickford and Chelmsford.
Rayleigh Station is about half a mile away from the school, accessible almost all the way by the quieter residential roads. The nearest stations on the line are Wickford in one direction, and Hockley and Rochford in the other. Greater Anglia offer discounts on train travel for students at some schools.
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