Our School Travel Plan
What is the School Travel Plan?
The main aim of the School Travel Plan (STP) is to reduce single occupancy car use on the school journey, by promoting and encouraging safe and sustainable travel. Increasing sustainable travel helps to reduce congestion and pollution, as well as improving the health and fitness of children.
At Bedgrove Junior School, we would like to reduce the number of children travelling to and from school by car as we know traffic and parking around the school is a huge concern.
We actively encourage our pupils and staff to walk, scoot or cycle to school as they:
- keep us fit and healthy
- help our pupils develop road safety skills which will keep them safe as they travel further afield and more independently
- help keep our local air clean, and our streets free from congestion
- are life skills that everyone should be able to benefit from
Where a car must be used we ask parents to drive only part of the way, and drop their child(ren) off away from the school so that some of the journey can be walked or scooted. Parking is very restricted around the immediate school site. We ask that parents/carers do not use the staff car park and that visitors refrain from doing so where possible. We also plead with anyone coming to our school to refrain from driving down or parking in the slip road leading up to the school. There is ample parking in the local roads around the school. Please be considerate to our local residents when parking nearby to the school.
We have highlighted two zones on our map below:
Red = our 5 minute walk zone
Blue = our 10 minute walk zone
Our School Travel Plan Policy
Walk to School Week 2020
Although the official 'Walk to School Week' has been moved to October 2020, we still celebrated it at home! We had children completing scavenger hunts in their local areas, children completing bike maintenance, children completing posters and videos all about the Green Cross Code and families going out exploring on by foot and on their bikes.