Travel to King's School

Safety When Travelling

Please remember to take care when travelling, particularly when crossing roads. Other road users may not see you, particularly in bad weather or when it is dark. If in doubt always wait to see whether a car or bicycle has seen you rather than assume that they have. Use reflective strips on bags and coats to help yourself to be seen.

1. Public Transport
Bus

There are a range of direct bus services stopping within close vicinity of the school. Further details of routes and timetables can be obtained using the links below.

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Train

The nearest stations are Fishersgate and Portslade which are 1.2 and 2 km from the school respectively. Both are on the same line but Porstslade has more frequent trains to some destinations. Information about the stations and timetables can be obtained from these links: Portslade, Fishersgate

2. Walking

Students who live in Mile Oak, Benfield Valley, Portslade and Southwick are encouraged to walk to school. The student entrance is in Applesham way.

3. Private Transport

Parents are strongly encourage to car share with other families as this has several benefits, including reducing traffic both generally and near the school.  If driving to and from school students should be dropped off where they can safely access the student entrance in Applesham Way. When collecting, parents and carers are respectfully requested to be be considerate in their parking; the roads near the school are narrow and congested.

4. Cycling / Scooters

Cycling to school is also encouraged and there are various local cycle routes in and around Portslade. The topography is slightly hilly but the local roads provide quiet routes along which to cycle. The school provides a covered cycle shelter, however it is students' responsibility to provide a lock  and secure their cycle or scooter - we recommend a "D-lock". The school does not take responsibility for any loss, damage or theft.

Students are reminded to ensure that their cycles are roadworthy and that they ensure they are visible to other road users by using lights and high visibility clothing. Helmets should be worn.

Travel Plan

The School Travel Coordinator is Mr Bridges.

The school travel plan can be viewed here. The full document and appendices can be viewed in the school reception.

Letter to Local Authority

The school has written to the Local Authority in support of the extension of the 20mph zone near the school and to request a re-assessment of the need for road crossings. The letter can be read here.

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