The transition from primary school to secondary school can be daunting, especially regarding travelling to and from school. We hope that you find the information listed below helpful for students planning their route to and from school, and to give parents peace of mind. Students should plan their journey carefully to ensure they arrive at school by 8:20am each day.
Each year the Head Students in the environment team work at updating the School Travel Plan to improve safe and responsible travel to school, to reduce congestion and to promote health and well-being of our students. We are currently accredited with Silver STARS.
It is recommended that children take 15,000 steps per day. Wherever possible, walking should be the preferred mode of transport to and from school. We encourage students to walk with a friend, and to take care to ensure their safety by using appropriate pedestrian crossings at roads.
It is recommended that children undertake 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Cycling is a healthy and sustainably form of transport. There are facilities in school for storing bikes and cycling equipment securely. Students should be confident cyclists, and it is possible to receive cycling training through the borough should this be required.
Click here to visit the Cycle Confident website for trainingClick here to visit TfL to download cycle routes and maps
All children under the age of 18 in full time education are allowed to travel for free on London buses. Children aged 11+ should apply for a zip oyster card to prove their age.
Click here to apply for an 11+ oyster card, or alternatively forms can be obtained at any local post office
Click here to visit TfL to download bus routes in Barnet
Car or ‘Park and Stride’
To ensure student safety parents are asked not to drive up to the school gates. Instead, parents should drop off and collect children no closer to the school than the ‘triangle’, the grassy area at the intersection of Glenwood Road and Worcester Crescent, or in the surrounding roads further away. This is to reduce congestion and pollution in the immediate vicinity to the school gates, which will make it safer for the pedestrians. If it is necessary, on occasion, to drive to the school gates, please ensure that you are mindful of local residents and do not park or obstruct driveways. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.