St Matthews C of E Primary School Travel Plan
Update March 2009
(inclusion of figures for bulge class 2009)
St. Matthew’s C. of E. Primary 1
Introducing our School
School Name: St Matthews C of E Primary School
School Address: Langley Road
Telephone Number: 020 8399 3909
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address: www.stmatthews.kinsgton.sch.uk
LEA/School DFES Reference Number: P/314/3310
Type of school:
We are a voluntary aided Primary Church School.
Location of the school:
The school is situated in a quiet residential area, in close proximity
to two main roads - see ‘roads’ pg 4.
Pedestrian & School entrances:
The school has 4 public entrances:
2x car park entrances on Langley Road
1x pedestrian entrance on Langley Road
1x pedestrian entrance on Kingsdowne Road
There is also a private entrance for the caretaker on Langley Road.
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Map showing schools location:
The car park No. of staff parking spaces 20 - 25
No. of visitor spaces 1-2
No. of disabled spaces 1
Cycle storage No. of cycle parking bays for 6
No. of cycle parking bays for 12
How secure is this storage
provided In middle of school grounds – inadequate
Storage lockers No. of staff storage lockers 12
No. of pupil storage lockers All pupils
Shower facilities Are staff shower facilities No
Are pupil shower facilities No
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Because the school is situated between two major commuter
roads, the site is well served by bus routes.
Bus routes passing the school:
Chessington to Kingston: 71
Dorking to Kingston: 465
Tolworth to Kingston: 281
Epsom/Ewell: 418, 406
The school is an 8-10 minute walk from Surbiton station, which
provides a frequent express service to London Waterloo station.
The main route to central London or Guilford is along the A3 which
passes through the lower half of the borough, south of Surbiton
and Kingston. Two main exits from the A3 (Tolworth rise and the
Hook roundabout), serve the main routes into Surbiton and
These routes pass either side of the school, both within a one
minute walk of the school site.
Despite the proximity of such major roads, the school is situated on
a relatively quiet road.
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School Opening & Closing Times:
School site 7.15 6
Breakfast club (if 7.45 8.50
Pupils official school
Nursery (if applicable) 9.00 3.05 / 3.10
Lower School 8.55 3.15
After school clubs 3.15 6
We run out of hours clubs during the main holidays in conjunction
with other schools in the cluster. Reciprocal arrangements mean
that children from other schools are able to make use of our
holiday clubs and our children are able to use theirs.
Pupil & Staff number:
Numbers of pupils on role 305 (360 in Sept 09)
Numbers of full time staff 25 (27 in Sept 09)
Numbers of part time staff 10 (11 in Sept 09)
Numbers of school 0
Use of school outside of school hours including extended
Weekly after school clubs:
We offer clubs for our own pupils on 4 evenings after school
as well as 2 days before school. These range from golf to
cake decorating. This may involve up to 40 children leaving
the school at a later time.
Bible club for years 6 and former pupils up to year 8. Majority
of attendees walk or use public transport, as they tend to
Karate club open to all, including pupils from other schools.
Mixture of cars / walking.
Neither club is attended by enough people to affect
congestion outside the school.
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Introducing our pupils and staff
Age range of Pupils: 4-11
Other information about the pupils who attend our school:
The school has a wide catchment area with pupils coming from addresses
across the parish. The majority of pupils come from Surbiton, with others
coming from Chessington, Tolworth, and Southborough.
Historically the school has a high percentage of pupils from Chessington (on
the far side of the A3) because the school had space available to offer to
children from other wards. This is no longer the case but as siblings still
remain at the school the percentage of pupils from Chessington is slightly
higher than might be expected.
There is a refuge centre for mothers in abusive relationships situated close
to the school. Children of the mothers staying at the centre are welcomed
into the school. We often find the when the families are rehoused the
parents are still willing to travel to keep the children at St. Matthew’s.
We have one pupil who uses a wheelchair. She is brought tp school by her
mother in their car. She has a dedicated parking space in the school staff
Other information about the people who work at our school
The majority of staff live locally – particularly teaching assistants who are ex-
Other members of staff travel from Hampton, Weybridge and Clapham. One
member of staff lives in Brighton and travels daily.
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Existing school policies and practice to promote safe, healthy
and sustainable transport
What policies and activities are already happening in your
We are a Healthy School. Accreditiation achieved in Feb 2009
We have a School Visits policy*. Although this is not written as
such in the policy, where possible we use public transport when
taking children on visits.
We take part in Bikeability* annually (Years 5 & 6). We have
storage for bicycles for pupils and staff and plan to improve this.
We have two very active JRSOs who organise WOW. They are
also involved in teaching Road Safety to younger children in the
Keystage 2 modules*. They also take part in assemblies*. Because
of the nature and quality of the work that they do in school they
gave a presentation to the STPN meeting in October 2008*.
Design a cycle jersey competition*. April 2008
The children always take part in the WOW calendar competition.
Give Your Car the Day Off Day* :
A very successful day including:
Community, Parents, Staff, RBK, Police and Pupils.
Awards for WoW calendar were held at the event.
BIkebaility Year 5 – March 09
WOW badge competition – March 2009
JRSOs to London – June 2009
Bikeability Year 6 – July 09
* Documentation re: these policies and practices is held on file in school.
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Current pupil data:
Class hands up survey Jan 2009
Mode of Travel To school mode of
Car 79 (28.2%) 80 (30.7%) 21 (8.0%)
Car Share* 5 (1.8%) 14 (5.4%) 6 (2.3%)
Bus 18 (6.4%) 17 (6.5%) 11 (4.2%)
Rail 3 (1.1%) 2 (0.8%) 17 (6.5%)
Bicycle 18 (6.4%) 14 (5.4%)
Foot 134 (48%) 60 (23.0%)
Park then Walk 17 (6.1%) 11 (4.2%) 0 (0%)
Other 6 (2.1%) 9 (3.4) 11 (4.2%)
Total 280 (100%) 261 (100%) 261 (100%)
Total of 310 pupils on roll, 90.3% response rate, note: not all reception
pupils were asked from/preferred modes.
Historic pupil data:
Class hands up survey May 2007
Mode Preferred mode of
To school From school
Travel Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
Walk 133 45% 133 45% 96 33%
Cycle 10 3% 10 3% 112 38%
Bus 25 8.5% 25 8.5% 19 6%
Car 29 10% 29 10% 14 5%
Car/van 88 30% 88 30% 37 12.5%
Rail 0 0 0 0 2 1%
Other 5 2% 5 2% 24 8%
Totals 294 294 294
Total of 309 pupils on roll, response rate of 95% (294 pupils)
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Historic staff data:
Staff paper survey, March 2006
Transport To school From school Would like to travel
Choice Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
Walk 9 28% 7 22% 13 41%
Cycle 4 12.5% 1 3% 5 16%
Bus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Car 2 6% 4 12.5% 10 31%
Car/van 17 53% 17 53% 6 19%
Rail 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 32 32
34 staff on roll, response rate of 94% (32 staff).
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Evidence of consultation and involvement
Our JRSOs are heavily involved in the promotion of Road
Safety through the module which they teach, assemblies and
the organisation and running of WOW.*
Pupil travel survey* – Oct 2008
JRSOs to be invited to join School Travel Team.
Governors are consulted through agenda items at their
The last information relating to our STP was on July 24th
A member of the governing body to be invited to join School
Parents travel survey – Paper questionnaire – Sept 08
Regular slot in our Headlines newsletter* to parents re: travel
/ parking / transport – Every issue.
A parent body to be invited to join School Travel Team.
Staff meeting* prior to Leave Car at home event – with
James Parker and other member of RBK team – Sept 2008
Staff travel survey* - Paper questionnaire – Feb 09
Letter re: Leave car at home day - Generally positive
response to road closure. One letter to local paper
complaining! – Sept / Oct 08
Meeting re: bulge class and effect on local area – Mar 09
Has the school presented any assemblies, presentations,
displays regarding the School Travel Plan project?
No promotion so far but will have work on displays and shown in
assembly to coincide with STP finalisation.
Other aspects of the school’s travel work are presented in
assembly e.g. WOW – Oct 2008, Module group* – Dec 2008
* Documentation held on fille
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Our travel/transport problems
This section should be a written description of the particular travel issues, or problems, at the school.
This information must be linked to the surveys and consultation you have carried out
The majority of the barriers to walking / cycling / use of public transport seem to be similar for staff and children
Details of the issue/concern How was issue identified? Possible solutions? Who will need to
Car use is due to time constraints,
1 distance, lack of available public
transport routes, having lots to
Lack of shower facilities
Lack of parking
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At St Matthews we aim to reduce congestion outside the school by promoting all forms of
We hope that a focus on walking and cycling will prove an effective way to raise awareness of
health issues, as well as providing our pupils with a solid understanding of road safety.
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To decrease the number of pupils travelling to school from 79 to 74, a reduction of 1.8% (end total
26.4%), by January 2010
To decrease staff single occupancy car use from 20 to 18, a reduction of 6.7% (end total 60%), by
We aim to achieve the targets through education and promotion of alternative modes of transport.
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Our Action Plan
Objective Steps/actions needed Who is Target date Projected
responsible? cost if
Raise awareness of the School Travel Plan to be made available on Debbie May 2009
School Travel Plan school website Stubbington / IT
School Travel Plan to be explained in prospectus, DS / Pam Dryden June 2009
with directions to the website (where the plan can
School to apply for STAR accreditation DS June 2009
JRSO’s to run STP front cover design JRSO’s, Ross October 2009
competition, with assembly from RBK to award Adkins (RBK), DS
Raise profile of cycling School to host RBK bikeability cycle training Eric Chasseray Summer term
courses for Y5/6 pupils (RBK), RA, DS
School to host cycle celebration morning, with RA, DS, EC. July 2009
bling your bike competition and healthy breakfast
for all who cycle on the day
To replace existing cycle storage facilities
Raise profile of Walking School to continue participation in WoW scheme RA, DS Every Month
School to participate in celebratory event to be RA, DS May 2009
held during walk to school week
To provide shelter for parents waiting for KS1 RA, DS Dec 2009
children at the end of the school day
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Monitoring & Reviewing Our Plan
Our next hands up surveys will be on:
Our Annual Progress review will be completed in:
Our full review of the School Travel Plan will be completed in:
The person(s) responsible for ensuring the annual review will be
When reviewing our School travel Plan we will take into
consideration any issues arising from new developments in
education and transport since the original STP was
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Sign off and formal approval - School signatures
The following signatures confirm the school management have
read and approve the contents of this document. By signing this
document the school is committing itself to make every effort to
resolve problems identified within the enclosed document and
implement the actions identified. The school further acknowledges
that they have committed to achieving all targets highlighted in
their action plan and to the annual review and monitoring of the
Headteacher Chair of Governors
School Council Staff Representative
The following signatures confirm that the document has been
Quality and Assessment checked by representatives from the
relevant Education and Transportation departments at the Council
School Travel Plan Officer
Assistant Director Assistant Director
(Education/ Children’s Services) (Transportation)
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