Will students have long journeys to school?
Most secondary schools serve a geographically widespread area. Government data shows the average distance travelled by London secondary
students is 3.1 miles.
Our nodal admissions point is 2.1 miles from Hospital Bridge Road and many of our families live closer
than this, or along good bus routes, having taken journey times into account when selecting their
admissions preferences. Our 2017 Student Travel Survey showed that
average journey times would decrease when the school is permanently re-located.
Our nodal admissions point prioritises families that live furthest from other co-educational community
schools who would have to travel comparable distances whichever school they attended.
How will transport links be managed?
Secondary school students usually travel independently. Many of our students live within easy walking or
cycling distance of the new site, and most others are likely to use public transport, as demonstrated by
Assessment that was part of our formal planning process.
Hospital Bridge Road is served by several bus routes (481, H22, 110, 111). TfL will be modifying capacity
on some of these routes to cope with changing patterns of demand when we re-locate. The site is also 8
minutes’ walk from Whitton Station and a short, safe walk, scoot or cycle ride from West Twickenham via
the A316 underpass or bridges.
How often do you review your admissions policy?
Like all state schools we review and determine our admissions policy annually during the Autumn term, in
line with the statutory timetable set out in the national Schools Admissions Code.
Our Local Governing Body closely monitors admissions patterns to ensure that our policy is fair and
reasonable. When changes are needed they are put out to public consultation in line with the Code.
Consultation on proposed policy changes are required to be undertaken 18 months ahead of any new policy
coming into practice.