Sweyne Park School, The
Getting to and from The Sweyne Park 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.
Sir Walter Raleigh Drive
Heavy traffic at drop off and pick up times is usual. We recommend avoiding roads within roughly 1000 metres of The Sweyne Park School. This includes parts of Victoria Avenue, parts of Cheapside West, Hatfield Road, London Road, Eastcheap, Downhall Park Way, Arundel Gardens and the smaller roads attached to them.
Cycling and walking routes
From the North – cycling and walking
Rawreth Lane via Priory Chase (1.12km approx.)
Drop off where Rawreth Lane meets Priory Chase, adjacent to Asda. Follow to the end of Priory Chase and take the public footpath through Sweyne park onto Victoria Avenue. Continue straight on Victoria Avenue and turn left onto Cheapside West to reach The Sweyne Park School.
From the North East – cycling and walking
Canterbury Close via Eastcheap (1.7km approx.)
Drop off where Canterbury Close meets Downhall Park Way. Continue straight on Downhall Park Way, turn left onto Eastcheap. Turn right onto Downhall Road. If cycling, you must dismount your bike and walk it along Downhall Road. Turn right onto London Road, you must remain dismounted from your bike and walk it along London Road. Turn right onto Sir Walter Raleigh Drive to reach The Sweyne Park School.
From the East – walking only
Hedgehope Avenue via Downhall Road (1.2km approx.)
Drop off where Hedgehope Avenue meets Downhall Road. Continue walking along Downhall Road turn right onto London Road. Turn right onto Sir Walter Raleigh Drive to reach the The Sweyne Park School.
From the South – walking only
Hatfield Road via London Road (600m approx.)
Drop off where Hatfield Road meets Falcon Close. Turn right onto Hatfield Road and continue straight Turn right onto London Road and use the pedestrian crossing to stay on the left side of the road. Turn left onto Sir Walter Raleigh Drive to reach The Sweyne Park School.
Station Crescent via London Road (900m approx.)
Drop off where London Hill meets Station Crescent. Turn right onto London Hill road, then turn right onto London Road (A129) and continue straight. Turn right onto Cheapside West to reach The Sweyne Park School.
Sweyne Park School has its own bus stop for school services. The turning circle is well separated from the road and pavement. Only about 100 metres from the school on London Road are public bus stops, with seating and shelter. The services at these stops go into Rayleigh, past the station, onto Eastwood and Southend. Services for Basildon are on the opposite side to the school, the pelican crossing close to the stops help with crossing safely. Services to Chelmsford via the number 3 or the X30 can be accessed from the bus stop adjacent to the railway station.
Rayleigh Station is less than 800m from the school. 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.