Modeshift STARS

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

Could your school show excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel? The Modeshift STARS Education scheme recognises and celebrates best practice. 

Launched in 2008, the scheme is supported by the Department for Transport and has seen more than 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.

Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. 

Its 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 iniatives contained within them
  • Recognising and rewarding excellence in the promotion of sustainable and active travel
  • Access the Modeshift STARS Education System

For guidance on gaining Modeshift Accreditation view the documents below – they provide 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. It 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.