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Active Travel

Getting to Longfleet Primary

Factoring in how your child/ren will be travelling to school is an important thing to consider. At Longfleet Primary School, we encourage children to travel actively by walking, cycling and scooting to school for all or a part of their journey. This benefits their physical and mental health. Fewer families travelling to school by car will reduce congestion and help to improve air quality outside the school gates, making a safer and more pleasant environment for all to enjoy. This is explained in more detail in our school travel policy.

Benefits of active travel

  • Build physical activity into the family’s daily routine to boost mental health and well-being, whilst benefiting the environment. 
    Your children will arrive at school more alert and relaxed, knowing they are helping their world.
  • Fewer cars mean cleaner air and safer roads
    You experience far lower pollution levels when on a bike or walking than if you travel inside a car.  
  • Increase road safety awareness and boost independence
    Cycling and walking to school prepares your children to become more independent travellers and creates good habits for their active adult life. 

Park and stride

Longfleet Primary School is surrounded by residential properties. On street parking is limited directly around the school. We understand that some parents and Guardians may need to drive to school. If doing so, please park respectfully. This map shows the approximate 5 (blue area) and 10 minute (orange area) walking zones around our school. We ask that where possible, you park outside of the blue area on this map and complete the final bit of your journey on foot.

Bike and scooter parking at school

We have ample scooter parking outside the classrooms and there are bike stands available at school. We encourage locks to be used when using the stands. The shelters are in the school grounds and are easily accessible at the start and end of the school day.

Support with walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting to school

To help you plan your active journey to school, BCP council have created a few maps that will help your plan your journey.

Also, see some top tips on walking and cycling with your children to school.

Longfleet Primary School works closely with Sustrans, the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle. We are a Bike it Plus school which means that we have a dedicated officer to help us with all things that are active travel related. Throughout the school year there will be a number of activities that you can get involved in. These could include – whole school challenges, bike and scooter skills sessions, Year 6 transition routes  and Dr Bike visits.