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School Travel Plans

School Travel Plans

What is a school travel plan?

A school travel plan (STP) is a document produced by the school which takes account of all of the issues relevant to journeys to and from that individual school. It should include concerns about safety and health, and ideas on how improvements can be made.

The STP is a basis for measuring change and when approved by the school board it can become a formal statement of school policy. A well thought out STP can be an instrument for drawing down funds for improvements and initiating new projects.

Why should my school have a STP?

Developing and writing the plan helps to:

  • Involve lots of people
  • Produce fresh ideas
  • Share out tasks and responsibilities
  • Define priorities
  • Keep everyone informed of intentions and actions
  • Make links to classroom work
  • Integrate work on school travel with the eco-school and health promoting schools initiatives.

A completed plan is:

  • A reference point for future change
  • A way of demonstrating the schools commitment – to parents and the local authority
  • A basis for funding
  • An assurance of continuity if key individuals move on

Who should be involved?

Anyone who you think could benefit your STP. This could include, pupils, parents, teachers, Council Roads Department, the School Board, local residents, councillors, road safety officers, local police officers and health and environmental promotion teams.

Remember to keep the pupils of your school fully involved in the STP process. The pupils are well placed to point out the difficulties that they encounter when travelling to and from school.

Template available for use

A School Travel Plan template is available to download from this page.

More Information

If you are interested in STPs and wish further information, please contact us using the details below.

You can also refer to the Scottish Government's Scottish School Travel Advisory Group report.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Roads, Traffic & Transportation
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452369 / 450000 Fax: 01259 727451
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