Primary Schools

Active, healthy and sustainable travel to school

Pick and mix from an exciting line up of tools to get parents, pupils and staff travelling to school in more active, healthy and sustainable ways.

Attached is the Primary Schools STARS 2015 leaflet which outlines the areas where Hampshire County Council's School Travel Planning Team can support your school with active travel. Some activities have limited availability and will generally be allocated on a first come first served basis. Resources may be prioritised for schools who actively engage in increasing use of public transport, cycling, scooting and walking to school, working towards a Modeshift STARS award. For more information about any of these services please contact the School Travel Planning Team on 01962 845638 or

NEW! Resources, Challenges & Competitions

Click here to download our latest resources, challenge sheets and competition information for schools. For more detailed information on specific curriculum subjects use the curriculum tabs.

Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation & Recognition for Schools)

Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel in order to improve the health and well-being of children and young people.

Every school in England can participate in Modeshift STARS for free. On completion of an application for Modeshift STARS, schools will automatically have a brand new national standard School Travel Plan. For more information and to register click here.

Back to school booklet - updated for 2016/17

When children are starting in Reception, their parent/guardian will be making decisions on how they travel to school, and this routine will often remain throughout the whole of their child’s education at primary school. This is an important time to influence these decisions and so this booklet has been produced to provide parents with the information and tools they need to find out the options available, even if it’s choosing an alternative to the car once a week. Read more here (click the bottom right hand corner to turn the pages!) or download the booklet using the link below.

2015/16 Drawing competition winners

Many congratulations to our "Dream way of travelling to school" competition winners. You can view the winning entries at the foot of this page. This year's competition is now open to all children starting Years R (Primary and Infant) and Year 3 (Junior) Hampshire schools in September 2016. Look out for your copy of the updated booklet being handed out by your new school.

Under 7
Millie George-Evans, Wicor Primary School (overall winner) – three children with circular hands, bouncing along!
George Oldham, Merton Infant School (runner up)
Ruby Bradbury, Freegrounds Infant School (runner up)
Madeline Lucas, Binsted CofE Primary School (highly commended)

7 and over
Skye Edwards, Guillemont School (winner)
Olivia Bayliss, Whitchurch CofE Primary School (runner up)
Shyloe Wilson, Rowner Infant School (runner up)
Katie Smith, Pennington CofE Junior School (highly commended)

Prize Donations

A big thank you to the following organisations who kindly supported the work of the School Travel Planning Team by donating prizes for our competitions run in 2015: Basing House, Centre Calshot Activities Centre, Marwell Activities Centre, Marwell Wildlife, Milestones Museum, Peter Ashley Activities Centre, Runways End Outdoor, SeaCity Museum & Tudor House & Garden Museum, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Staunton Country Park and Tile Barn Activity Centre.

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