May 27, 2015

Sustainable Travel

We are keen to encourage all our children and their families to choose healthy, environmentally friendly travel choices.

Our most recent Travel Survey told us that 75% of our pupils regularly walk to and from school – great news for their health and the planet!

26% of our pupils stated they wanted to cycle or scooter to school, so we worked with Oxfordshire County Council and received a grant to install cycle and scooter shelters for 80 cycles and 20 scooters. We’ve introduced a Two Wheel Charter to guide pupils on the rules for bikes and scooters in school, and have initiated a security labelling scheme to mark ‘vehicles’. If you would like your child to travel by bike or scooter to school –

Click to download the Two Wheel Charter Form

– complete the details and return it to the school office.

Footsteps Training and Cycle Proficiency

Part of our curriculum for Year 1 is the popular Footsteps training programme. Delivered by parent volunteers, children receive weekly learning sessions on traffic awareness, stop, look and listen etc, in and around the school grounds.

Our Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to achieve their Cycle Proficiency certificate. Again, we are reliant on staff and parent volunteers to support this very worthwhile programme.

If you could volunteer to spend some time each week in school supporting either of these, or other initiatives, we would be very pleased to hear from you.