Active travel to school information for parents

Fed up with the stress of the school run and finding it more and more difficult to park near the school gates? Then why not get involved in My Journey, a project funded by the Department of Transport that aims to encourage alternatives to car travel in and around your local area? By walking, scooting, cycling or using public transport for school journeys you could save money, improve your health and well being whilst helping to reduce congestion and pollution in the local area, making it a nicer environment for your child.

We have lots of fantastic and engaging initiatives that are inspiring parents and children across the county to get involved and make travel to school a lot more fun and safer. We offer cycle skills training and bike workshops to name but a few. 

Transition Time 

Starting in Years R, 3 or 7? See our BRAND NEW Transition Time pages below for support with your new journey to school. 

Transition Time

The Parkwise Promise

In an effort to create a safer environment outside schools at the beginning and end of the day, we are promoting ‘The Parkwise Promise’, a Council-led initiative to target dangerous and inconsiderate parking near to schools. Please see our Parkwise page below.

Parkwise page

How Could you Travel to School? booklet

Our 'How Could you Travel to School?' booklet has been produced to help parents understand the travel to school options available to them when their children start school, even if it's choosing an alternative to the car once or twice a week.

Back to school booklet 2023/24

If, like many others, you’d like to make the school run stress-free and more enjoyable for everyone then get in touch with us below. We can connect you with a Travel Plan Adviser in your area or tell you who your School Travel Champion is so you can speak directly to them.

Get in touch