Travelling to School

Travelling to School

 
Walking
Wherever possible students are encouraged to walk to School, not only does this reduce traffic congestion it also provides the opportunity for some light exercise.  Due to the high levels of fast moving traffic students are asked to only cross Watford Road and Scots Hill using a pedestrian crossing or traffic island.  Under no circumstance should students be crossing the Watford Road between All Saints Church and Yorke Road.
 

The School would be grateful if parents discuss their child’s walking route with them and consider safe crossing points.  We would also ask parents to encourage their child to not listen to music whilst walking to School in order to prevent the possibility of an incident highlighted in the video below. 

 

 
Cycling
Students who cycle to School are able to store their bike in a secure shed that is locked during the school day.  Due to the high levels of fast moving traffic students are asked to cycle with care and follow the Highway Code.  All students who cycle to school are required to obtain a Rickmansworth Cycle pass and adhere to the rules outlined.
 
The School would be grateful if parents discuss their child’s route and the importance of safe cycling with them.  Further advice is available from the Sustrans website;
http://www.sustrans.org.uk/change-your-travel/get-cycling/road-safety-cyclists
 
Parent Drop Off
In order to reduce traffic in the immediate vicinity of the School, parents are asked to drop their children off in a safe location away from the School gates and continue their journey by foot.  ‘Park and Stride’ reduces traffic, lowers the risk of accidents and provides the opportunity for some light exercise.  Parents travelling from Rickmansworth are asked to drop off at the Scotsbridge Public Car Park, whilst parents travelling along The Green or Watford Road are asked to park in an appropriate side road, whilst considering our neighbours.   
 
 
We would kindly ask that parents do not park outside the School on Watford Road or by All Saints Church to drop their child off as this causes a very high risk to students. 
 
Public Transport and Peter Reynolds Coaches
The School is within walking distance of Rickmansworth and Croxley Green train station and is also accessible via Arriva bus service routes;
http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/
 
Peter Reynolds Coaches also facilitate a timetabled service for the following routes;
 
438 & 439 - Bushey, Elstree Road,  Carpenders Park,  South Oxhey, Hampermill & Batchworth Lane
 
846 - Bushey, Hartspring Lane, Bushey Arches Station, West Watford, Baldwins Lane, Croxley
 
408 - The Chalfonts, Denham, Chalfont & Latimer Station
 
http://www.peterreynoldscoaches.co.uk/school-bus#rickmansworth