Information for primary schools on travelling to school sustainably

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 and challenge sheets page

Click here to download our latest resources and challenge sheets for use in school. 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 2015

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.

2015 Drawing competition winners

Many congratulations to our 2015 "Dream way of travelling to school" competition winners. You can view the winning entries at the foot of this page:

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)

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