Safer Routes to School

Safer Routes to School Scheme

What is the Safer Routes to School initiative?

The Safer Routes to School Scheme aims to reduce the dependency on the car for the school journey, by improving the area around the school and making routes to school safer for children and their parents/carers to walk or cycle. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of transport, sustainability and health. The Safer Routes to School project is a joint initiative involving the local authority, school staff, pupils, parents and local residents.  The scheme will resume in 2018-19 with a new focus to be announced in April 2018.


 Who can take part?

Schools included in the Safer Routes to School Scheme are usually identified by the number and location of child pedestrian collisions and fatalities within a seven hundred and fifty metre radius of the chosen school or cluster of schools. Other factors are taken into account including participation in other road safety schemes and initiatives.

Who has taken part in previous years?

Since 2004 the scheme has been implemented at the following schools across the city:

  • Patcham Infant / Patcham Junior / Patcham High / Patcham House
  • Mile Oak Primary / Portslade Community College
  • Peter Gladwin Primary / Hillside School / Downs Park School
  • St Luke's Infant and Junior School
  • Elm Grove Primary School / St Martin's Primary School / Fairlight Primary School
  • Carlton Hill Primary School / Queens Park Primary School / Tarnerland Nursery / Royal Spa Nursery
  • Benfield School / St Mary's RC Primary / St Nicolas C of E Juniors / St Peter's Community Infants
  • Balfour Primary/ Dorothy Stringer School/ Varndean School
  • Connaught Annexe of West Hove Infants and Holland Road Annexe of West Hove Juniors
  • School expansion works at St Peters and St Nicholas Church of England Primaries and the new Hove Junior School on Holland Road
  • School expansion works at Saltdean Primary and St Andrews Church of England Primary and the new Bilingual school next to Hove park. 
  • City Academy Whitehawk, Brighton Steiner School, St Mark’s Church of England Primary & St Johns College

Contact Us

For further information contact the Transport Projects team.