Sustainable Travel

Walking to school

Sustainable travel

At Northolt High School, we promote sustainable travel to both students and staff.  We encourage parents to support us by reducing car use on the journey to and from school, and walking or cycling instead. 

Getting here

This page of our website provides you with details about public transport routes to our school.

We also encourage students and staff to walk or cycle to school wherever possible. We have cycle storage facilities on site (we ask that students bring a secure cycle lock with them when they are using these).

Teaching students how to travel safely

We incorporate teaching of sustainable travel and road safety as part of our curriculum, including assemblies and taught lessons. Students engage with resources from the Government’s Think! Website, such as the videos you can watch here and here.

Advice on safe cycling

Ealing Council provides resources on its website here for cyclists, including tips for new and returning cyclists and how to plan your cycle route.

Regular cycle training courses are available for young people and adults in Ealing, organised by Cycling Instructor. You can book free lessons for your family and friends to support your child in learning how to cycle safely. You can also encourage your child to complete Transport for London’s free online course which can be found here.

Ealing Council also provides regular bike maintenance support organised by Dr Bike. Look out for details of workshops in our weekly Friday newsletter to families where mechanics will be able to carry out minor repairs to your child’s bike on the spot and advise you on how to look after it.

We need your help

We ask all parents and carers to support us in our efforts to help students travel safely and sustainably. This video by Ealing Council sums up the action we all need to take, by getting out of our cars and onto our bikes and our feet!