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Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Primary School, Bury

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Guardian Angels' Roman Catholic Primary School

Love, Learn and Grow

Modeshift Stars Accreditation

Modeshift Stars works with a committee in school to promote effective travel plans and sustainable travel in education.


Guardian Angels’ Current Aims


To improve safety measures for our families and our local community.

  • To improve on-site facilities.
  • To relieve parking pressures for our local neighbours.
  • To increase active travel, improving health and wellbeing.


Initiatives / Action Plan

  • Working party set up (June 2021)
  • Bike to school Week – September 2020 / 2022 (Air quality initiative)
  • Reduce traffic; staggered start and finish times have been helpful in reducing traffic congestion and make the local environment safer (completed 2020-2021).
  • National Schools Sports week- Promoted active travel to school (completed June 2021)
  • Street Safe closure – Requested for Melrose Avenue to be closed during school drop off and collection times to alleviate traffic, reduce pollution and increase sustainable, active travel (August 2021).
  • Number of Pupils completed Bikeability Training (2020-2021) - 60 Level 1 and Level 2.  Pupil bike count survey completed (June 2021).  Our school council have asked for a safe lockup facility for bikes/scooters.  Lockers in classrooms are already in place for helmets to be stored in. Applied for a grant for a bike/scooter shelter via TFGM (August 2021)
  • Possible Bikeability level 3 in preparation for high school transition (TBS) / promote IGO bus pass for local travel.
  • Share a bus with local schools for swimming sessions at the Castle Leisure Centre
  • Complete Parent and Pupil Voice Consultations
  • Road Safety Sessions & Highway Code sessions via Bury Council- Year 2, Year 3, Year 5 (practical and theory
  • Travel to school audit completed (June 2021)
  • Committed to Living Streets – WOW campaign to promote sustainable travel  to school (2021-2022)
  • Completed STARS Sustainable Travel and Road Safety Audit (2021)
  • Trips - local area walks (EG Burrs)
  • School Trip
  • Climate Change Curriculum Lessons - Geography
  • Eco Status