I don't know the full story behind this, or what the catchment area is for the school, but I'm not one to let a lack facts stop me having a rant.
Chaddesley Corbett is a small village in Worcestershire.
A new school was built just outside the village recently.
It's so new that it doesn't show up on Google Earth yet, but it's just to the East of the nursery at the bottom of the map.
It's on Street View though, and this shows what's wrong.
A school within walking distance of a village, with no footpath to it, right by the end of a 60mph speed limit, just within a widely ignored 30mph limit.
So, there you are. If you want to travel less than 1km to school, you can either walk on the grass verge, cycle along a narrow road with speeding cars, or drive.