The journey to and from school provides a good opportunity to introduce walking and cycling into a child's day, or to increase confidence in using public transport.


Walking, cycling or riding the bus together can give you valuable time with your children without the distraction of driving and parking, and can help children control their weight and blood pressure, as well as performing better at school.


Rethink the school run

Walking to school


There are a number of schools within walking and cycling distance of Low Moor Meadows, displayed on the map below. A number of schools are also accessible by public transport.


Local Schools surrounding Low Moor Meadows

Walking to School


Morley Newlands Primary and Seven Hills Primary School are both within walking distance of Low Moor Meadows, with walking times of around 6 and 15 minutes.


You can plan your child's walk to school using Walkit.


Cycling to School


There are three high schools within cycling distance of Low Moor Meadows. On busier roads children can walk with their bikes on the pavement if they are not yet confident on the roads. The range of journey times below relate to fast and slow cycling speeds and the route taken:


Go to cyclestreets to plan your cycling route from Low Moor Meadows to your child's school.


Riding with your child is a good way to exercise for yourself and accustom children to cycling on the roads. Advice on cycling with children of primary school age can be found on the Cycling UK website.


Taking the bus to school


Those eligible for free transport to school include:


  • Children up to 8 years old who live more than 2 miles from their nearest suitable school
  • Children older than 8, who live more than 3 miles from their nearest suitable school
  • Children who have no safe walking route to their nearest suitable school, regardless of the distance
  • Children who are deemed eligible because of their special educational needs, disability or mobility, regardless of distance
  • Some children in low income families


All of these criteria are based on different ages and which school you attend, so check out the school transport page of the Leeds City Council website to see if your child qualifies.


All of the primary schools not within walking distance are accessible by bus:


  • Fountain Primary School can be reached by taking the 221/214 bus from Albert Road to Asda on Britain Road, continuing the remainder of the journey by foot (21 minute journey).



  • Morley Victoria can be reached by taking the 222 from Wide Lane to the Town Hall, continuing the remainder of the journey by foot (20 minute journey).


  • To get to Asquith Primary School you can take the 65 from Wide Lane to Ingle Ave Horsfall St, continuing the rest of the journey by foot.


  • Churwell Primary School can be reached by bus.  This journey does requires a change of buses. You should catch the 221 from Albert Road, alight the bus at the Town Hall and change onto the 51 bus toward Moortown. Then alight the bus on Elland Road and continue the remainder of the journey by foot.


These bus stops are displayed on the map above and you can find out more about bus timetables and routes on the public transport page.


Alternatively, you can check if a school bus runs from a stop near you to your child's school at Generation M.



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