Accreditation

Promoting Sustainable Travel

As a whole school community, we have been working very hard on our School Travel Plan in promoting sustainable travel. School has achieved Gold Accreditation for the last three years, something we are very proud off and are continuing to work on.

Our School Travel Plan Policy is available for you to view on the website.

What is Modeshift STARS?

How does it work ?

Established in 2007, Modeshift is a national membership organisation that specialises in sustainable and active travel.

Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools) provides a framework for the implementation of sustainable and active school travel activities. It is an online system that helps schools to input the information they need to produce a nationally recognised Travel Plan. It is a national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable transport.

Accreditation

The STARS national accreditation scheme offers three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Sustainable Travel Initiatives focus on topics such as Cycling/ Scooting, Walking, Road Safety & Training, Air Quality, Public Transport.

Supporting Initiatives include Promotion, Curriculum and Partnerships.

  • To gain a Bronze accreditation schools need to demonstrate 10 Sustainable Travel Initiatives and 5 supporting initiative.
  • For Silver, 20 Sustainable Travel Initiatives and 10 supporting
  • For Gold 25 Sustainable Travel Initiatives and 15 supporting.

Bronze accreditation lasts for 1 year, Silver for 2 years and Gold for 3 years.