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Travel Plan

Basic information

Park High School Thistlecroft Avenue, Stanmore HA7 1PL

Student school hours : 08:30 to 15:10

Breakfast club opening hours: 07:50 – 08:30

Approximately 1500 - 1600 students aged 11 - 18 and 200 members of staff.

Walking to School

The following map shows walking times to the school. Centenary Park next to the school has a pathway through it that is used for students approaching from Culver Grove and using the Burnell Gardens school entrance.


A larger view of this map can be found at https://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/file/26777/park-high-travel-plan

Cycling to School

The following map shows cycling times to the school.

We suggest that you:

  • Plan your route – use quieter roads and cycle paths where possible, only use busier roads if you have been trained and are confident
  • Be safe – follow the rules of the road, give way, use signals, and be careful at junctions, roundabouts and near large vehicles
  • Be seen – ride where you can be seen, wear bright clothing if possible and use reflectors and lights.

A larger view of this map can be found at https://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/file/26777/park-high-travel-plan

Public Transport 

Travel guidance for schools from TFL:











Travelling by Bus

Bus route 114 - Mill Hill Broadway to Ruislip Station.  The nearest bus stop is in Streatfield Road, a 10-minute walk away.

Route 324 - Stanmore Station to Tesco Brent Cross. The nearest stop for the school is in Culver Grove, a 2-minute walk away.

Route 79 - Alperton Sainsburys to Edgware Station. The nearest stop to the school is in Broadcroft Avenue, a 6-minute walk away.

Route 618 - Mill Hill Broadway to Raleigh Close.  The closest bus stop is in Broadcroft Avenue, a 6-minute walk away.

Route 186 - Northwick Park Hospital to Brent Cross Shopping Centre. The nearest stop is in Abercorn Road, an 11-minute walk away.


Travelling by Tube

The nearest tube is Canons Park on the Jubilee line – a 20-minute walk away. See the maps above.


Travelling by Rail

The nearest Rail station is Harrow & Wealdstone– a 40-minute walk away. 


Travelling by Car

Park High School is located at the end of two quiet residential cul-de-sacs off Crowshott Avenue - Burnell Gardens and Thistlecroft Gardens. 

Please note Harrow Council have introduced ANPR cameras at the beginning of Burnell Gardens and Thistlecroft Gardens, the restrictions are in place from 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

The school will not take any responsibility for any parents/carers or visitors to the school receiving a fine.

Traveling to the school by these roads requires cars to weave in and out of vacant spaces left by local residents. This can lead both roads becoming heavily congested at the beginning and end of the school day and during any school event. We also inform residents when school events may affect the traffic levels on either approach road.

Given the above, we request parents to not use Burnell Gardens and Thistlecroft Gardens for student drop-offs or pick-ups; instead use Crowshott Avenue or Culver Grove.

Crowshott Avenue itself adds to the area’s “congestion and parking problems” by having a medical centre near Burnell Gardens. However, there is a zebra crossing near the medical centre where students, staff and visitors can cross safely to walk to the Burnell Gardens school entrance.


School car park

The staff car park entrance is at the end of Burnell Gardens with the exit via Thistlecroft Gardens. Deliveries should therefore NOT arrive at the Thistlecroft exit since they will be turned away.

Since the car park is at the front of the school, students, staff and visitors have to cross it to enter the school buildings – great care needs to be taken, particularly at the beginning and end of the school day.


Visitor Parking

The school has no visitor parking onsite and the local area parking is extremely limited – we suggest visitors use public transport.

Exceptionally some onsite visitor parking may be possible, but this could only happen by prior arrangement with the school’s Head Teacher or Business Manager.


Bad weather transport restrictions

Due to the location of the school at the end of 2 residential roads (as opposed to a main road), snow and ice conditions can make them impassable. These conditions would lead to the school having to close – with parents and staff being informed via the school’s website.


Facilities and parking

Sheffield cycle stands                     10

Local speed limit                               20

Staff parking spaces                        60

Disabled parking spaces                2