Modeshift STARS for Secondary

What is Modeshift STARS?

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 School Travel Plan.


How to achieve Modeshift STARS

Once your school is signed up to Modeshift STARS and you are ready to get started there are three levels of accreditation that you can achieve.

Bronze Award

For schools that demonstrate a commitment to promoting sustainable transport by conducting an annual survey, identifying travel issues and solutions and delivering a range of travel initiatives.

Silver Award

For schools that achieve a reduction in car use on the journey to school, deliver a whole-school approach and deliver above and beyond what is normally expected of a school.

Gold Award

For schools that have excelled with promoting sustainable travel and achieved a noticeable reduction in car use on the journey to school by fully embracing sustainable travel as the norm throughout the entire school community.

Getting accredited

Other benefits

  • On submitting an application to Modeshift STARS, the system will automatically generate a new School Travel Plan for you which will deliver significant time and costs. If however you are needing a travel plan to support a planning application, please contact the School Travel Planning Team for advice on the requirements
  • The scheme has various resources and toolkits that have been designed to ensure that your pupils can get involved in helping the school to achieve Modeshift STARS
  • Modeshift STARS will provide you with the tools to reduce car use and increase the number of children walking, cycling and using public transport on the journey to and from school. This means a cleaner, safer, greener and healthier environment around your school
  • Delivering Modeshift STARS will help you to identify infrastructure improvements that are required around your school therefore helping you to build a case to access the funding that is available.

Become a STARS school today

STARS training

If you are new to Modeshift STARS and require training for school travel champions, teachers, LSAs, admin staff or governors contact the School Travel Planning team and we will arrange a two hour training session for you. If your school has a workspace with IWB, WiFi and laptops which we could use as a venue to train several Modeshift STARS schools together we would be delighted to hear from you.

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