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Modeshift STARS

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Recognising Best Practice in Sustainable School Travel Through the Delivery of Travel Plans

Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. The STARS Education scheme recognises schools and other educational establishments that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.

Launched in 2008, the STARS Education scheme is supported by the Department for Transport and has seen over 1,400 schools in England achieve accreditation since its inception. In the Autumn and Spring of each year, schools, local authorities and key partners come together for the National STARS School Travel Awards which recognise the outstanding schools from each local authority.

The Modeshift STARS online Travel Plan Toolkit provides a comprehensive Travel Plan tool that assists in:

  • Creating, developing and implementing Travel Plans
  • Monitoring and evaluating Travel Plans and the initiatives contained within them
  • Recognising and rewarding excellence in the promotion of sustainable and active travel

Access the Modeshift STARS Education System


To guide schools through the process of Modeshift Accreditation view the documents below, they provide schools with a simple clear view, and show the wider benefits and links to becoming an Active Travel and Modeshift Accredited school.



Listen to this webinar about embedding Active Travel into your school agenda. The webinar includes information about what an active travel plan is, the benefits of active travel and how you can get support in developing an active travel plan from our partners at Modeshift Stars.

If you want to commit to making Active Travel a part of your daily routine, you can make a pledge on the Active Cornwall website. Both parents and teachers can pledge to become an Active Travel Champion and receive your E-certificate to show you have made the promise!