Student Travel

How to get to Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology is situated 2.7 miles south of the city of Cambridge on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus close to Addenbrookes Hospital.   The postcode is CB2 OSZ, however, for directions purposes, the best postcode is CB2 8PX.

The college day commences at 08.30 each morning and finishes at 16.35. This provides a level of challenge in such a congested city as Cambridge so we work closely with our students to plan routes into the college. We also encourage students to use public transport or methods of environmentally friendly transport wherever possible.

Cycling and Walking

Cambridge has numerous cycle paths and being a compact flat city, cycling and walking are quick and cheap. There are plenty of cycle racks available for students who wish to cycle.

Click here to view the suggested cycle routes map.

Directions

Trumpington / CAST to Coleridge:

  • Cycle along Long Road on the pavement.
  • Turn left onto Hills Road until the first set of traffic lights.
  • Cross at the crossing onto Glebe Road.
  • Turn left onto Baldock Way and then right onto Hills Avenue.
  • Turn Right onto Hinton Avenue and cross at the Cherry Hinton crossing.
  • Use the cycle paths on Perne Road and then turn left onto Radegund Road.
  • Alternatively, cycle along Long Road and turn onto Sedley Taylor Road.
  • Turn right onto Luard Road and cross over to Cavendish Road.
  • Join Hinton Avenue and follow remaining directions as above.

Coleridge to Trumpington / CAST:

  • As above, in reverse

Trumpington / CAST to Parkside:

  • Cycle along Long Road on the pavement.
  • Turn left onto Hills Road and use the cycle path until you reach Parker’s Piece.
  • Turn right onto Parker’s Piece and cross through the middle.

Parkside / CAST to Trumpington:

  • As above, in reverse

Coleridge to Parkside:

  • Turn right onto Radegund Road
  • Over the cross-roads onto Davy Road
  • Turn right onto Rustat Road
  • Turn left and cross over the railway lines using the foot/cycle bridge and onto Devonshire Road
  • Move onto Lyndewode Road
  • Turn right onto Glisson Road
  • Turn Left onto Gresham Road
  • Use the crossing to move over to Parker’s Piece
  • Take a diagonal pathway heading right towards Parkside Community College

Parkside to Coleridge:

  • As above, in reverse

Bus Routes

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology’s location on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus means access by public transport is very good.  Frequent bus services operate from most parts of Cambridge and the surrounding area including services that use the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway. Our location is within a 10-minute walk from Addenbrooke’s Hospital Bus Station and some services serve Puddicombe Way, which is directly opposite us.

Bus timetables for getting into Cambridge and travelling to the college can be viewed via the following links:

www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables

www.whippet.uk.com.

Rail Travel

Students aged 16-18 travelling using the rail network may be eligible for a student discount of up to 50% through the following ticket schemes:

Scholars Season Ticket – up to 50% discount on adult fares for 16 -18 year olds with smaller discounts for child fares (under 15 years old) on Greater Anglia routes.

Student Connect – offers at least 34% discount on adult fares, mainly for Great Northern and Thameslink.

Cambridgeshire Student Connect – offers 50% discount on adult fares 16 years +

Further information can be found on these sites:

https://www.greatnorthernrail.com/tickets/discounts-and-railcards/student-connect

http://www.greenrailtravel.co.uk/

Car

The College policy is to encourage the use of public transport, cycling or walking. Although the College has a car park, parking permits are only issued to students who have a disability or medical condition and will be authorised by the Deputy Head Teacher or Head Teacher and will depend upon availability. There may also be a charge.

Pre-16 Transport Support

We are pleased to be able to introduce new travel subsidies with effect from September 2018. These are available to families who require support with the cost of transport. They will be in bands based on the distance from home to the school and the amount available per child has been calculated by taking into account the available budget and anticipated number of eligible students in each band. To apply for a subsidy please complete this form: Pre-16 Travel Subsidy Application, forwarding your completed application to the college.

The subsidies for 2018/19 have been set as follows, but may be subject to change as the year progresses.

Distance from school (Miles)

% of subsidy allocated

Maximum subsidy per student per year

<4

0

0

4 – 10

10

£100

10 – 15

20

£160

15 – 20

25

£210

>20

45

£275

 

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