Modeshift STARS

Somerset County Council and Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) have teamed up with Modeshift STARS to give all schools the opportunity to be recognised for supporting Sustainable and Active Travel by developing a School Travel Plan through the Modeshift STARS Education Accreditation Programme.

What is Modeshift STARS?

  • Modeshift STARS is the national accreditation scheme supported by the Department for Transport. It allows schools to achieve Green, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum STAR awards for promoting sustainable and active travel.
  • Since launching in 2008, Modeshift STARS have seen over 1,400 schools in England achieve accreditation.

Why sign up to Modeshift STARS?

  • Nationally Recognised Accreditation Scheme – accredited schools receive a plaque, certificate and are able to use the STARS logo.
  • Travel Awards – a chance to be considered for the Regional and National STARS School Travel Awards.
  • School Travel Plan – a national standard School Travel Plan is created, which will deliver significant time and cost savings, and you can add it to your school website.
  • Healthier Pupils – by encouraging active, healthy lifestyles for young people through more walking, cycling and scooting.
  • Changing Behaviour – STARS will provide you with the tools to reduce car use and increase active and sustainable travel. Get recognised for addressing climate change and promoting greener, healthier and safer travel to school.
  • Contributes to the Somerset Wellbeing Framework lifestyle pillar and Eco-Schools transport topic, as well as linking to the wider school curriculum.

Sign your school up to Modeshift STARS and gain your first Somerset STAR

Modeshift STARS Active Travel Events 2021/2022

Why not check out the Active Travel Events Calendar to find out what national events are happening and ideas to link to STARS initiatives.

Need more help?

More guidance and resources can be found by logging onto Modeshift STARS and clicking on the Guidance List menu.

Good starting points include:

  • Guide to Getting Accredited in Modeshift STARS Education: Comprehensive guide to achieving accreditation
  • Initiatives and Consultation Guidance for Schools: Examples for completing initiatives and uploading evidence
  • Linking STARS to the National Curriculum
  • STARS Education Accreditation Checklist 2021/22

Sign up here: STARS Education Contact - Modeshift STARS

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Somerset Partnership
    Somerset County Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    Community Council for Somerset
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
  • EDF
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
  • Somerset FA
    British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Sports Coach UK