Travelling To and From Alde Valley Academy


If you bring or collect your child by car, at the beginning or end of the school day, please do this at the designated Student Drop-Off points and not in the main staff car park.
(Marked in Red)

The main student drop-off point is by the student entrance to the west of the school, on Quakers Way, off Garrett Crescent.
(Marked in Green)

The secondary student drop-off point is at the rear entrance of the school via the Leisure Centre Car Park. Beware that this area is shared by school busses.
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School Buses are provided from various locations to Alde Valley Academy under the Suffolk County Council (SCC) School Travel Policy. All children using SCC funded school travel will have to opt-in to the service each year by no later than the 31st May to ensure that the transport provision is in place by the start of the new academic year in September. If you apply after 31st May, there is no guarantee that your child's transport provision will be in place for the start of the new school year. Please see for further information.


Alde Valley Academy is very easy to walk to from any street in Leiston due to the good roadside footpaths and many public footpaths that lead toward the school. To maintain student safety we ask that all students enter and exit school grounds through the Student Entrance that is located on the west side of the school site.


Covered bicycle storage is provided for any students that wish to cycle to school. It is solely the responsibility of the student to appropriately store and secure their bicycles when being kept on the school site.

Moped / Motorcycle

For the older students who choose to travel in via a moped or motorcycle, the staff vehicle entrance onto Seaward Avenue would be the most appropriate entrance to use. Student mopeds and motorcycles can be stored in the bicycle area. It is solely the responsibility of the student to appropriately store and secure their moped/motorcycle while it is on the school site.

Daytime Visiting

To maintain security, the school building access gates are locked for entrance at 8:45am. If you are required to pick-up or drop-off a student between 8:45am and 3:00pm then please use the staff entrance (from Seaward Avenue) and follow the signs to visit the main reception. Visitor car parking spaces are available.