The Green Travel Plan 

Modeshift STARS

         Silver Award August 2023

As part of the Schools’ drive to improve our sustainability and, in particular our carbon footprint we are developing a Green Travel Plan.

To aid us in this process we are working towards accreditation through Modeshift STARS, the national awards scheme recognising schools that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.  There are 5 levels of award: Green, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.  With the assistance of the Hertfordshire Sustainable Travel Officer (HSTO), our particular focus is not only to teach the children the importance of sustainable travel, but to show, by example, that we are doing all that we can (and is practicable) to reduce the number of cars on the school driveway; all the while learning about keeping ourselves safe on the road whether we are walking, in a car, or on public transport.

We started to develop our Travel Plan in the Summer Term 2021 and have already put in place a number of initiatives, gaining our Silver Award in August 2023.

We have:

  • Two daily return shuttle buses that mees some of our children and parents in local car parks, enabling our parents to go off to work without having to come up to the school. Primarily for single child journeys, the shuttle currently reduces drive traffic by 14 cars per day.
  • A very popular minibus route which operates from Berkhamsted.   We encourage our parents to look at the possibility of using the school buses whenever possible.
  • Following ‘Active and Safer Hertfordshire’ on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Assemblies and curriculum activities, walks and talks for all age groups such as singing safety songs with Aya and Harry in Nursery and Street Engineering Quizzes for Year 6.