At St Lawrence Catholic School we encourage our children to be active by walking, cycling or scooting to school every day.
The school is very well served by buses due to the proximity of the high street: the 117, 235, 635, 90, H25 and H26 all stop a 3 minute walk from the school. The 285 stops further away on Hanworth Road. We are also a 5 minute walk from Feltham Train Station.
Other travel information
We are located on Victoria Road which is a side road off Feltham High Street. We encourage cars not to stop on this road when bringing their children to or collecting their children from the school as it is dangerous for children crossing the road.
Independent Travel and Personal Safety
In Year 5 and 6, you have the option of letting your child travel to school independently.
Here is some guidance for parents who may want to start letting their child travel to school independently.
As children reach upper primary school they will want to become more independent. Use this time to reinforce their road awareness and gradually encourage them to make their own decisions:
- Practise walking to school and to other destinations together. Start to let them lead the way and make decisions about where and when to cross.
- Once you’re both confident, they could walk a little further ahead.
- When they are ready to go it alone, work out a route together using quieter roads and avoiding busy junctions. Walk the route with them to point out good crossing points and things to watch out for.
- Encourage them to walk with local friends (you may want to set some ground rules with other parents first) Remind them to avoid distractions such as chatting to friends, using mobile phones or wearing earphones when crossing roads.
Below are some tips from Transport for London on how your child can stay safe when travelling independently to / from school.