Vauvert Primary School

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Travelling to and from school

Active Travel

We promote walking, cycling or scootering as a healthy way for our students to travel to school. Research shows being active can help students concentrate better and increase their levels of achievement. Being active on their journey to school also helps young people reach the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day.


By walking or cycling, our school community can also help reduce the number of vehicles on the road making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. It also reduces the pollution caused from exhaust fumes helping combat climate change and create cleaner air.


You could also consider park and stride – find a location near to the school to park and walk from there.

  • Do you consider there are barriers to travelling actively – consider the following solutions.
  • To increase confidence and skills on a bike, Bikeability is taught to Year 6 in school. For more information contact the school or the instructors directly on


Below is a link to an image of an active travel map, highlighting walking and cycling distances around the school. Click on the map to open a larger view, locate your home and work out how long it could take you to get to school using active travel, it might we quicker than you think!

Travel times around Vauvert

By Bus

The school buses operate every morning and afternoon. Contact the school secretary to find out more details.

There are several bus stops within a 5min walk of school. This means getting to school on the bus is very easy using routes 41, 42, 60, 61, 71 and 81 via the Grange and 51, 52, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95 and P2 via Trinity Square. Don’t forget children travel for free if they have a student PuffinPass. Maps, timetables and a live bus tracker can be found at


By Car

Parking is very limited at school, both in our car park and on the road outside. At drop off and collection time, traffic is very busy. Our caretaker is on duty at drop off and pick up times. At drop off times, he will assist children exiting cars and will endeavour to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible. At pick up time, our caretaker works to ensure the safety of children and families.