A one-way system operates for buses and cars to avoid congestion along School Lane and Bury Water Lane. However, as access is very limited the Academy recommends that students arriving by car are dropped off and collected from Newport train station car park and walk into/from school. Please be courteous to other road users and residents when dropping off your son/daughter.
Students who catch the train can buy either a daily ticket or a season ticket. Termly as well as academic year season tickets are available through Greater Anglia.
When students disembark in Newport they should walk through the village along the High Street and turn down Elephant Green to bring them to the Academy via the Croat. They should not walk along Bury Water Lane as there is no pavement and the road is narrow. When they return to the station they should again use the High Street and enter the front of the station. The back entry via Debden road, which involves crossing the railway bridge, is unsafe due to the lack of footpath and volume of traffic.
Students travelling by school contract bus will disembark on Bury Water Lane. During the afternoon students should assemble outside the Sharman building where members of staff will be on duty each day to supervise the departure of the buses.
Students travelling by the public bus service disembark at the bus stop on Cambridge road and should return to the bus stop at the end of the school day.
The Academy have no authority over bus routes and timetables.
If you have any queries about the buses that serve Newport or to purchase a scholar’s ticket please contact the Scholar’s Sales Team on 0345 200 4134 or consult https://www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and- Roads/Getting-Around/Bus/Scholar-season-tickets.aspx
To enquire about eligibility for transport provision entitlement please consult the Essex Education Transport and Awards Team on 0345 603 2200 or consult https://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Travel-School