We would like our children to walk to school wherever possible.
We encourage everyone to travel to school either on foot, or by a sustainable means of transport. Cycling and scooting are all great ways to get to school! We introduce our youngest children to balanceability sessions to get them started on two wheels. We then run safer cycling courses for pupils in Year 4 and Year 6 every year. We provide safe cycle and scooter storage in school. Just bring along a lock.
If you have no alternative to driving by car, we encourage you to consider parking further away from school to ensure that your children get a short healthy walk to school, and that children walking to school are safer. Please be aware that Elin Way and the High Street get very busy at drop off and collection times. Ensure that your child is aware that they are crossing car park entrances on High Street (school car park and entrance to the Village Hall car park).
You can read our latest Travel Plan and look at our 5 and 10 minute walking zones below.
All schools are required to have a school travel plan in place.
At Meldreth Primary School we are registered with Modeshift STARS which is a national accreditation scheme for rewarding sustainable School Travel Plans. We are working towards the Bronze level for our current achievements and will be working towards achieving the Silver Level over the next two years.
Modeshift STARS provides a national framework which supports schools in helping pupils and parents develop safe and sustainable way of travelling to and from school. Our aim is to deliver a whole-school approach to embracing sustainable travel throughout the entire school community.
Look at our photos to find out how we promote safe and sustainable transport education at Meldreth Primary School.