King Edmund School, The
Getting to and from The King Edmund 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
Heavy traffic at drop off and pick up times is usual. We recommend avoiding roads within roughly 1000 metres of The King Edmund School. This includes Canewdon View Road, Ashingdon Road, Boswell Avenue, Rectory Road, Bourne Close and the smaller roads attached to them.
Cycling and walking routes
From the South – cycling or walking
Stillwells via Somerset Avenue (2.2km approx.)
Drop off where Stillwells meets Doggets Close. Turn left onto Doggets Close and continue straight onto St Clare’s. Turn left onto a public footpath and follow the footpath to the end. Turn left onto The Drive. Turn right onto Somerset Avenue. At the end of the road turn right onto Ashingdon Road. Continue straight along Ashingdon Road and turn right onto Boswell Avenue. Turn right onto Spencer Gardens. Turn left onto Vaughan Close to reach The King Edmund School.
From the West – cycling or walking
Rectory Avenue via Ashingdon Road (800m approx.)
Drop off where Rectory Avenue meets Rectory Road or alternatively, drop off at the Hawkwell Baptist Church. Turn right onto Rectory Avenue. Turn left onto Rectory Road and follow to the end of the road. Turn left and cross the road onto Ashingdon Road using the zebra crossing. Turn right onto Boswell Avenue. Turn right onto Spencer Gardens. Turn left onto Vaughan Close to reach The King Edmund School.
From the North – walking only
Ashingdon Road via Boswell Avenue (1.1km approx.)
Drop off where Ashingdon Road meets Newton Hall Gardens. Turn left onto Ashingdon Road and continue straight. Turn left onto Boswell Avenue, turn right onto Spencer Gardens. Turn left onto Vaughan Close to reach The King Edmund School.
There are bus stops on either side of the main road within 200 metres of the school on Ashingdon Road. There is a zebra crossing very close to them, to help crossing the road to the relevant stop. The bus services for these stops go to Ashingdon, Rochford and Southend which include the number 7 and 8 bus service. The Hockley and Rayleigh bus stops are situated near the layby adjacent to the parade known as the Golden Cross Shops.