This page is targeted at the travel plan officer at the school.
Parents can find advice about getting their child to school here.
The way children travel to school can have an enormous impact on their lifestyle. Greater numbers of parents taking their children to and from school by car is contributing to increased congestion, higher levels of pollution and greater risk to pedestrians and cyclists from cars.
The Travel Plans team would like to remind you that you can still complete your travel plan on Modeshift STARS and submit an application for accreditation if you meet all the accreditation criteria. The three submission dates each year are
- 31 March
- 31 July
- 31 December
Our school travel plans team are still available to provide you with any advice and support you need to update your Travel Plan to allow you to apply for accreditation.
You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We can also provide advice over the phone, or using Microsoft Teams that can allow you to share your screen with us during the call. Please ensure that you state your availability in the email so we can allocate some time to go through this with you if needed.
A school travel plan may be able to address some of these problems, by looking at the issues that are barriers to sustainable travel, then recommending practical ways to reduce the number of car trips made to a school.
A school travel plan aims to:
- encourage more walking and cycling
- improve safety on the school journey
- raise awareness among pupils and parents of the harmful effects of increasing car use on children's health, safety, and independence
Take a look at our Suffolk on Board home to school travel guidance, which include discounts and timetables.
Guidance and templates