Under the education and inspections Act 2006, there is a general duty on local authorities to promote use of sustainable travel and transport by taking actions such as proving free training to pupils and safe cycle routes/walkways to schools.
Help reduce the congestion on the roads during term times to make journeys quicker and less stressful for all and reduce C02 emissions.
If you would like to know more, or have any questions about school travel, please use or online enquiry form.
Travelling to school can be made active by walking or cycling the whole journey or combing walking with public transport.
Cycling to school - there are over 1000 (cycle?) parking stands in school premises in the Sutton borough. Every school is given the opportunity to take part in free cycle training for their year 5 and 6 classes, and we have recently trailed the delivery of enhanced cycle training to secondary schools.
Also find out about your child’s school travel plan to see what they offer for example Sutton High offer minibus travel for students and Devonshire primary offer WOW scheme, encouraging walking once a week .
Walking to school - this has been made more favourable via traffic calming measures, 20 mph zones, around schools, lollipop ladies, zebra crossings, improved signage and lighting etc. For more, please visit our walking page.
Did you know, if your child is 16-18 and attending further education they are eligible to completely free travel once paying registration fee and receiving a zip oyster card.
Driving to school - why not car share to school, group up with other families living near you and share out the weekly school runs.