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School Travel Plan

A school travel plan (STP) is a document produced by a school in conjunction with the Local Authority. It encompasses all the issues relevant to journeys to and from the school and includes concerns about safety and health, and proposals for ways to make improvements.

It is a means to bring together the ideas and contributions of different groups of people, to help to solve problems.

Viking Primary has a government recognised School Travel Plan Silver Award, we continually need to bring together more ideas and opinions from parents, carers, guardians and most importantly from the children.

Benefits of a School Travel Plan

For the school:

  • Improved safety on the school journey
  • Reduced congestion and pollution outside the school gates
  • Improve community relationships, with the school seen as a ‘good neighbour’
  • Contribute to the school’s environmental policy or gain recognition for the school eg, Healthy School and/or Eco-School status
  • The journey to school provides an opportunity for learning eg, citizenship, geography
  • The opportunity to access funding to improve sustainable travel to school.

For the pupils:

  • Improved health and fitness by increasing levels of walking and cycling
  • Improved road and personal safety skills and travel awareness
  • Improved knowledge of community surroundings and the local environment
  • The opportunity to make a difference by engaging their interest and enthusiasm to find solutions for problems related to the school run.

For the parents/guardians:

  • Increased parent and child contact
  • Reduced driving stress and improved journey quality
  • Improved community awareness by working together.
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