Information on how school travel plans promote active, safe and sustainable travel to school, plus help and guidance on creating them. This page is targeted at the travel plan officer at the school.
If your school needs to complete a travel plan for planning purposes, please follow the below steps for Modeshift STARS
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. Modeshift STARS is a national awards scheme which recognises the excellence shown by schools, and will help to sustain the work that is being done. Schools can record and monitor all activities and initiatives that support the travel plan such as Bikeability and Junior Road Safety Officer schemes. Sign up for free by following these steps:
Guidance and templates
Accreditation checklist - issued May 2022 (PDF, 339KB)
STARS How to guide (Word doc.)
3 submission dates each year for Modeshift STARS accreditation - 31 March, 31 July, 31 December
View this useful webinar to help you get started on Modeshift which offers guidance on how Modeshift STARS works - click here
Take a look at our Suffolk on Board home to school travel guidance, which include discounts and timetables - click here
Need some assistance?
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 filling out the form below . 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 form below so we can allocate some time to go through this with you if needed.