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School Travel Plan News


School Play Road Gets a Facelift

As you walk into the school playground from Ashburnham Road, you may notice that the play road
between the Nursery and the Lime Tree Garden has been repainted and has 2 new additions…

Either side of the zebra crossing are model, working, Belisha Beacons!  Thanks to money obtained
from Richmond Council and Sustrans due to our Gold School Travel Plan, we were able to get these
made and installed. We are the only school in the borough with our own model beacons, made by
Simmonsigns who make the full sized ones you see on our Richmond roads.  One of our parents,
Phil Caple, installed these for us as well as building our new staff and visitor cycle shed which is now
located behind the school kitchens. This complements pupil cycle storage in our bike shed which is
in the main playground and has plenty of space for your bikes and helmets.

Councillors Penny Frost and Gareth Richards came along to our little opening ceremony with Rafael
Younger from Sustrans and Duncan Wells from Simmonsigns.  Letty and Lucas Kyriacou and Prince
and Mimi Wardle Sherwood tested out their scooting skills and road safety knowledge on a rare dry
moment over halfterm.

So, get on your bike (or scooter) and come to school (once you are allowed)   in a sustainable way!

See here for the link to the Richmond & Twickenham Times article:

See here for the Richmond Council press release:


In July we sent out an email to all parents to take part in a survey hosted by Sustrans.


"Dear parents,

As you know, our school has been working with Sustrans, the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle, through its Bike It programme.

Sustrans are giving away two free bikes (one adult, one child) and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning these is complete this survey.

All completed surveys will be entered in to the prize draw, and you have until 12th July to enter. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any queries about active travel, the school run or any other questions for Sustrans, please contact Raphael at

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Join us on our journey."


We are delighted that one of our families won a bike for parents and child!  Here is a picture of Lilianna with her new bike.



Lilianna with her new bike