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King John School, The

A map showing cycle and walking routes to and from The King John School

Getting to and from The King John

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.


The King John School

Shipwrights Drive





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. 

Walking routes

King John is on a residential road linking Benfleet to Hadleigh and has pavement all the way on both sides. There’s a zebra crossing directly outside the front of the school, enabling safe walking across Shipwrights Drive. A footpath crossing the Thundersley Glen wooded area to Benfleet is only 400 metres down the road. There’s also a back entrance from Benfleet Road for walkers, meaning there’s no need to walk around to the front of the school. Both entrances have gates for pedestrians separate from the traffic.

Cycling routes

The town has mostly long, straight roads helping cyclists remain visible to everyone.

King John is very close to Hadleigh Park which was the site for the 2012 Olympic mountain bike events. This provides the perfect opportunity for practising your cycling skills.

Bus routes

No public bus services travel along Shipwrights Drive. However, Benfleet Road at the back of the school has stops for the main route from Hadleigh through to Benfleet and out across the estuary to Canvey. It’s also not very far to the London Road roundabout, where many more buses link the school to Leigh, Southend and Rayleigh.

Get rewarded for getting to school or college more sustainably

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.