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What is a School Travel Plan?

A School Travel Plan (STP) is a document or statement which sets out a program of measures or initiatives for reducing the number of vehicle journeys made by children, parents and staff to and from school, thereby improving personal safety on the school-run.

All schools are being encouraged to develop and implement school travel plans, which aim to:

  • Reduce traffic congestion around schools.
  • Increase personal safety of pupils and parents on the way to and from school.
  • Offer children and parents an alternative choice of travel mode.
  • Reduce the risk of being injured in a crash.
  • Improve health and fitness.
  • Meet the needs of school pupils by identifying problems they face on the school journey.
  • Develop pupil independence and self-esteem.
  • Reduce the vicious cycle of school travel (i.e. Parents fear danger from traffic - parents drive children/pupils to school - traffic increases - parents fear danger from traffic).


Developing a School Travel Plan

To help schools to develop their own School Travel Plans we have produced two guidance documents, one aimed at primary schools and the other focusing on secondary schools, and these can be accessed from the links below:

Primary School Travel Plan Guide
Secondary School Travel Plan Guide

The information contained within these guides is intended to help schools through the process of developing their School Travel Plan, however for further information, support and guidance on completing a school travel plan, please contact Kwaku Opoku-Addo on (01656) 642510.

Safe Routes in Communities

Developing a School Travel Plan can enable your school to submit schemes for inclusion in the Welsh Assembly Government’s Safe Routes in Communities programme.

Further information can be found on Safe Routes in Communities webpage.

Last Updated: 20/09/2013
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