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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
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.
The King Edmund School is located behind a housing estate and is fortunate to have two entrances for those on foot. The official entrance is on a cul-de-sac, with pavements and clear pedestrian entrances on both sides of the road. The main road passing through Ashingdon and Rochford, about 200 metres from this entrance, has a zebra and pelican crossing.
There’s also a rear entrance to the school from Shires Way, passing through a new housing estate. This estate has wide pavements with plenty of trees and plants separating the pavements from the roads.
The Hawkwell Baptist Church allows you to park your car before walking the remaining distance. There is limited parking and cars parked at owners’ risk.
The majority of Ashingdon Road, linking Ashingdon and Rochford, has an off-road segregated cycleway for around half a mile. There’s also an off-road cycle route around half a mile to the west of the school, which provides direct access to Hockley.
There are bus stops on either side of the main road within 200 metres of the school on Ashingdon Road. There’s 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, Hockley and Southend.
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