HPPS is situated at 5, Holland Road. It is extremely well served by bus, and both underground and overground.
Buses C1 and 49 stop at bus stop M which is as close to the school as it is physically possible to be, next to our entrance.
Kensington Olympia, which serves both London Underground and Overground services, is our nearest station, less than a 4 minute walk away. We are also within reasonable proximity to High Street Kensington, Shepherd's Bush and Earls Court stations. We are also very well served for pedestrian access, with a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing just 50m from the school.
We take safe and sustainable travel very seriously and take steps to encourage parents and children to take safe and sustainable travel too. We have a great storage facility area for buggies, encouraging parents to walk to HPPS with their children. We have a separate storage area for scooters and also a pool of school scooters which parents can borrow free of charge. We arrange annually some scooter training for the children given by a member of staff who has been trained to train young children in this area.
We have a school minibus. For a small extra charge, we can arrange picking up from home or dropping off at the end of your child's session, preventing the need for additional vehicles on London's busy streets.
We teach road safety to children from a very young age, and we encourage the children to be comfortable and familiar with sustainable forms of transport in London, for example, by using the public buses for trips to the Library, Hyde Park or other areas of interest. We have given away free of charge our hi-viz vests to enable parents and children to travel more safely in the darker winter months. We actively incorporate road safety into our curriculum, using resources such as Children's Traffic Club, and Street Feet, where the children used role play, pretending to be buses, cars, bicycles as well as pedestrians.
We take an active part in local and national initiatives, such as Walk to School Week, the WOW Design a Badge Competition, and Living Streets, Little Feet. We are a host of a dinosaur in the RBKC annual Dinosaur Trail and we encourage our children and parents to take part.
We actively seek the views of our parents when reflecting on how HPPS can help to minimise car usage and encourage safe and sustainable travel practices.