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Travelling to and from school

Active Travel

We promote walking, cycling or scootering as a healthy way for our pupils to travel to school. Research shows being active can help pupils 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 and walk from there.

  • Do you consider certain barriers to travelling actively – consider the following solutions

  • To increase confidence and skills on a bike, Bikeability is taught to years 5 and 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 distances and routes around the school (maps produced by Digimap, in conjunction with the Health Improvement Commission and Traffic and Highway Services)


Home-School Buses: We have one official bus travelling to/from Forest School. The bus (Forest 1A) leaves Rue Piette at 08.00 and travels through St Andrews. In the afternoon, the bus departs Forest School at approximately 15:10 travelling on the reverse route of which it came in the morning. 

If you require further details, or if you would like your child/children to travel by bus, please speak to the office staff. If the buses are oversubscribed there may be occasions when parents are asked to make alternative arrangements for collecting their children.

Cars and Car Parking

Forest School offer a 'kiss and drop' whereby children can be dropped off at the main door and parents/carers continue on to the exit of the carpark.

If parking in the school car park at peak times, please ensure that rows are filled up and that if leaving your car, it is not left in a position to block the flow of the lanes.