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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.


River Beach

Travel Plan

We are delighted to say that at River Beach have a School Travel Plan committee. who set out how, at River Beach, we will promote safer, active and sustainable travel to school. Our main aim is to reduce the number of children being driven to and from the site.

We regularly update our Travel Plan to make sure it works as well as possible. We also hold regular meetings with key members of the community connected with the School Travel Plan. They include staff, local residents, parents and a number of others agencies. 

We are currently working alongside West Sussex County Council on a scheme called School Streets, which promotes active travel and low traffic roads.   We are hoping to be trialling this scheme later this year after consultation with all stakeholders. 

We think it is important to have a School Travel Plan because it is of benefit not just for our school community but also, for the area around the school and the town of Littlehampton generally. Successful petitioning, alongside huge parental support, finally resulted in the well-needed pelican crossing being installed on the main road leading to the school.

Other reasons we have the School Travel Plan include:

For the pupils

  • Improving health and fitness by walking, scooting and cycling
  • Improving travel awareness and road user skills
  • Improving awareness of their surroundings

For the school

  • Improving safety around the school
  • Reducing congestion around the school
  • Establishing safer walking and cycling routes around the school
  • Contributing to other school policies such as Eco- Schools/Healthy Schools (we have awards for both of these areas)
  • Linking to the National Curriculum

For parents

  • Reducing stress and time spent driving to school, especially when it is congested
  • Increasing quality parent/child contact time
  • Building better links with the school

For the local community

  • Improving the local environment by reducing air and noise pollution
  • Reducing congestion problems
  • Improving walking routes
  • Improving road safety


Read our Travel Plan here