Bromfords School, The
Getting to and from The Bromfords 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.
Bromfords has pedestrian entrances off two cul-de-sacs, meaning no one has to walk too far out of their way. The back entrance to the school has a footpath across the school field, meaning you’re not walking on grass if it’s been raining. The school is well under a mile from the town centre and there are pelican crossings and islands to help get across the main roads. The estate surrounding the school has a detailed network of footpaths, allowing walkers to take a direct route.
The roads to the school are long and straight, meaning cyclists have much clearer views of the road. Other parts of Wickford, on the south-east side of town have plenty of dedicated off-road cycle paths. The school has recently upgraded the bike parking provision and, just like walkers, cyclists can use the back entrance for easy access to the parking.
Only about 500 metres away from the school gate is Nevendon Road, where plenty of bus services link to the town centre, Wickford railway station and to Basildon. The stops have shelter and seating.
Wickford railway station is under a mile walk from Bromfords with pavements all the way and zebras and pelicans to help crossing the roads. The nearest stations on that line are Billericay, Battlesbridge and Rayleigh. Greater Anglia offer discounts on train travel for students at some schools.
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.