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How do you take part in the national school travel awards?

Gain STARS Accreditation

Work through the Modeshift STARS system to create a travel plan, record travel data and log and deliver activities in school.

Get Nominated for the Regional Awards

Once you have gained STARS Accreditation your school can be nominated by your local authority for the Modeshift STARS Regional Awards

National School Travel Awards

The winners of the Modeshift STARS Regional Awards are invited to attend the Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards.

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.

The Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards

Local authorities are able to nominate up to three schools in each of the four categories set out below:

  • Best Early Years/Nursery
  • Best Primary (including Infant and Junior Schools)
  • Best Secondary (including Middle Schools)
  • Best SEND

All nominated schools will be invited to attend one of our Regional Awards events. Please note that the events will be by invite only and each local authority will be able to bring two members of staff in the first instance.

Should you require any more details about the National STARS School Travel Awards nominations then please do not hesitate to contact your participating local authority using the 'Contact' form on this website.

Contact your local authority for more information

Previous Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards

Portcullis House 5th March 2019

Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards

Houses of Parliament 24th April 2018

Modeshift STARS Regional Awards

November 2017

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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.