Cambridgeshire schools are celebrating national accreditation for their outstanding achievements in sustainable travel to and from school.

23 schools all picked up Modeshift STARS National Accreditation Awards for their work in enabling and promoting sustainable travel to school and reducing car use on the school run.

The schools have been working with Cambridgeshire County Council’s road safety team on their school travel plans using the Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition) national school travel planning programme.

Cllr Alex Beckett, Cambridgeshire County Council’s chair of the Highways and Transport Committee, said: “This is a fabulous achievement and an acknowledgement of the work that we do in safer, sustainable travel in Cambridgeshire. We think it’s so important for children to learn from a young age to be healthy, to walk or cycle when they can. Modeshift STARS presents a huge opportunity for us to increase the number of children and young people walking, cycling and scooting to schools across the county.

“These award-winning schools have begun a journey that will benefit not only their pupils but also the county by helping reduce vehicle numbers and emissions at peak times, making our area healthier and safer.”

The Road Safety Team hope that more schools in Cambridgeshire will take part in the Modeshift STARS travel planning scheme and be able to apply for the award to show their commitment to encouraging sustainable school travel. More information about the scheme can be found at

Cambridgeshire schools gaining awards are:

Highfield Littleport Academy

Fen Ditton Primary School

Millfield Primary School

Bassingbourn Primary School

St Peters Church Of England Aided Junior School

Robert Arkenstall Primary School

St Matthew’s Primary School

Stretham Community Primary School

Coleridge Community College

Murrow Primary Academy

Priory Park Infant School & Playgroup

Sawtry Junior Academy

University of Cambridge Primary School

St Peter’s Secondary School

Kings Hedges Educational Federation

Fordham CofE Primary School

Benwick Primary School

Girton Glebe Primary School

St Mary’s CofE VA Primary School

Thongsley Fields Primary and Nursery School

Huntingdon Primary School

Over Primary School

Godmanchester Community Academy



Pupils at Murrow Primary School With their National Modeshift STARS Award

Congratulations to all involved and keep up the good work!


Local Cambridgeshire schools are travel STARS! – Cambridgeshire County Council

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