About school travel plans

A school travel plan is a document produced by the school community which explores how pupils, staff and visitors travel to and from the school. It contains plans intended to promote and facilitate active, healthy, safe and sustainable travel to school as an alternative to short, single occupancy car journeys.

Our hope is that pupils will gain a better understanding of the health, environmental and social benefits of walking, cycling and the use of public transport as alternatives to unnecessary car journeys. This will encourage them to form more active travel habits that can be carried through into adult life.

How it works

The school should appoint a School Travel Champion, who is able to take overall responsibility for school travel activities and creating the school travel plan.

The appointed school travel champion should contact our school travel plans team for the help and assistance in order to complete the school travel plan.

Contact us for information about school travel plans

Sustainable Travel: Active Responsible Safe (STARS)

Submitting the travel plan online enables the school to apply for STARS accreditation. STARS is TfL’s accreditation scheme for schools, nurseries and colleges. It’s designed to inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing active travel behaviours like walking, scooting and cycling.

It aims to improve pupils wellbeing as well as reducing congestion at the school gates and improving road safety and air quality.

Receiving this accreditation has various benefits and opportunities, including grants and programmes available only to schools with STARS accreditation.

Find out more about STARS accreditation

See which Havering schools have STARS accreditation

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