Modeshift STARS – national awards scheme

Modeshift STARS is the national awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.


The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel in order to improve the health and well-being of children and young people. Every school in England (outside of London) can participate in Modeshift STARS for free. Schools log activities that promote and support sustainable travel in the Modeshift STARS system. By doing so schools can apply for Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation and the system will automatically generate a brand new national standard School Travel Plan for that school


Local authorities* can link with their schools through Modeshift STARS and support them in delivering their travel action plan and achieving STARS Accreditation. Modeshift STARS has a range of resources and guidance documents to support schools and local authorities using the system and share best practice nationwide. As of October 2017, 64 organisations representing around 13,000 schools in England are signed up to Modeshift STARS.


*Local authorities are subject to a licence fee for use of the Modeshift STARS system