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Active Travel

At St. Andrew’s CE VC Primary School, we encourage pupils and parents to travel to school by walking, scooting and cycling (active travel) wherever possible. 

This school travel policy explains how we will be encouraging active travel to school. We will discuss the policy with the pupils and re-visit it periodically to ensure its relevance. For pupils unable to travel to school actively, we encourage use of park and stride, public transport or car-share.

If you have any ideas to improve things at or around school for pedestrians and cyclists, or questions about travelling to school, please get in touch with Mr Pike.

Some of the benefits of active travel are:

  • improving both physical and mental health through physical activity.
  • promoting independence and improving safety awareness.
  • reducing congestion, noise and air pollution in the community.
  • reducing the environmental impact of the journey to school.
  • establishing positive active travel behaviour.

To encourage pupils to cycle or scoot to school frequently, the school will:

  • actively promote walking, scooting and cycling as a positive way of travelling.
  • celebrate the achievements of those who walk, scoot and cycle to school.
  • provide cycle and scooter storage on the school site.
  • provide high quality pedestrian, scooter and cycling training to all pupils who wish to participate.