Modeshift STARS - The National School Travel Awards

How do you gain accreditation for sustainable travel in your school?

Bronze STARS Accreditation

Complete your STARS Application

Complete a Pupil & Staff Survey

Deliver - 10 Sustainable Travel Initiatives, 5 Supporting Initiatives, 2 Consultation Initiatives

Silver STARS Accreditation

Completed everything identified at Bronze Accreditation

Establish a working group

Deliver - 20 Sustainable Travel Initiatives, 10 Supporting Initiatives, 7 Consultation Initiatives

Gold STARS Accreditation

Establish everything identified at Silver Accreditation

Shift away from Car use in pupil travel travel data of 5 percentage points

Deliver - 25 Sustainable Travel Initiatives, 15 Supporting Initiatives, 10 Consultation Initiatives

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 (outside of London) can participate in Modeshift STARS for free. On completion of an application for Modeshift STARS, schools will automatically have a brand new national standard School Travel Plan.

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Who is Modeshift?

Established in 2007, Modeshift is a not for profit membership organisation funded by the public, private and community sectors in the United Kingdom.

Modeshift aims to secure increased levels of safe, active and sustainable travel in educational establishments, businesses and communities thereby engendering widespread travel behaviour change in the long term. It seeks to do this by representing its members’ needs and supporting sustainable travel practitioners through a range of new and existing services.

Using its position as a leading organisation in sustainable travel, Modeshift aims to be the centre of excellence for the promotion of sustainable travel choices in education, workplace and community settings by raising standards of industry delivery. This includes establishing a standard and level of implementation for travel plans, sharing best practice on the provision of travel choices information, and recognising excellence in the delivery of sustainable travel initiatives in schools and workplaces.

Ultimately Modeshift works with its members and partners in striving towards a world in which communities are free to make healthy and sustainable travel choices where active travel is seen as the norm.