Kings Norton Girls’ School and Sixth Form is committed to reducing unsustainable modes of transport among staff and students and we are currently investigating how our staff and students get to and from the school each day.
We are all aware of the impact of transport on the local, national and global environment and would like to take this opportunity to point out how you can support the staff and students at KNGS to reduce its carbon footprint.
By reducing the number of car journeys to and from KNGS we can have a positive impact not only on the environment but also on the health and wellbeing of our students:
- walking to school with friends can provide our students with fantastic opportunities to catch up face to face rather than via social media
- it gives students the opportunity to discuss school work and events
- research has shown that it can help students to arrive at school in a calmer frame of mind and ready to cope with the school day
- walking or cycling to school enables young people to develop independence and road safety skills
There are also benefits for parents:
- no more hassle of trying to find a parking space near the school gates
- 20% of rush hour traffic is made up of people doing the school run so removing this makes the walk/cycle to school safer for your child
- parking a reasonable distance from the school and walking the rest of the way is good for you as well as your child
Did you know?
- Speed limits immediately surround the school are 20mph to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists
- All roads around the school are well lit residential roads with commercial areas close by also being well lit
- We have storage for around 20 bikes at the school
- KNGS is only a 15 minute walk from either Kings Norton or Bournville train stations. These stations are serviced by the Cross Country line operation between Four Oaks and Longbridge with peak services operating every ten minutes
- Our nearest bus stop is only 500m away on Northfield Road and is served by the number 18 bus
- Other bus routes servicing KNGS are the 11a, 11c, 19, 38, 45 and 47 all of which have bus stops within a 100m walk from the school
All train timetables can be found via the following link – West Midlands Railway
All bus timetables can be found via the following link – nxbus
If you have any comments or suggestions on things that we could do to improve the amount of sustainable travel to and from school then please contact the school via: firstname.lastname@example.org putting KNGS Travel in the subject header.
Thank you, as ever, for your support.