Talbot Primary School
Talbot Primary School
East Moor Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1AF
T: 0113 293 4086
courage, truth, loyalty

Sustainable Travel Plan

Talbot Primary School is committed to promoting sustainable travel; therefore, we encourage pupils, parents and staff to travel to school by foot, scooter, bike or bus. This approach has many benefits: reduced congestion, making the roads around school safer, the health benefits of regular exercise and reduced pollution. Where car journeys are necessary, we encourage people to consider park and stride journeys or car shares.

Throughout the year, Talbot undertakes a range of activities to educate the pupils about sustainable travel and promote this lifestyle. In the past 12 months, initiatives have included:

  • an audit of the roads around school
  • assemblies on road safety
  • putting in new cycle and scooter storage
  • designing 20mph signs for the local area
  • participating in The Big Pedal
  • a visit from the Green Cross Code team
  • participating in Scoot the Route Week
  • making New Year’s Resolutions about how we can reduce congestion at the school gate
  • Year 1 cycle training (Balancability)
  • Year 2 and Year 3 scooter training (playground)
  • Year 4 scooter training (on the pavements)
  • Year 6 cycle training (Bikeability L1-L3)

Travel preferences are tracked to measure any shift over five years. The information is then sent to Mode Shifts, who are a monitoring, validating and accreditation team who evaluate sustainable travel for many local authorities. In July, Talbot Primary School was awarded the Mode Shifts: Bronze Award for the work we have done to date.

If you would like to be involved in this work, or have any ideas or expertise to share, please contact Jude Rivers (Deputy Headteacher) who is leading these initiatives.

To see the School Travel Plan, click here.


Important News: Leeds City Council’s Parking Enforcement Vehicle

In a bid to combat illegal and dangerous parking near to schools, the council has invested in a new parking enforcement vehicle. The vehicle utilises camera/video capacity to identify illegal, dangerous and inappropriate parking. Footage captured by the vehicle is verified by parking enforcement officers and where an offence has been committed fines will be issued. 

With this in mind, if you have no other option than to drive, please park responsibly so that our school community is not put in danger. Preferably, we would ask you to park a little way away from the school gates. It is also helpful if you could switch off your engines while you are waiting, so they are not "idling," as this causes dangerous levels of pollution and affects negatively conditions such as asthma.


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