Promote a healthy lifestyle and environmental responsibility is an important aspect of our ethos of “Love – Care – Excellence”. This includes, since 2005, working with officers and advisors from Southwark Council Sustainable Travel and Southwark Safer Routes to School to establish our annually evolving School Travel Plan.
We were thrilled to be awarded Transport for London’s STARS Top Gold School Award in 2018 for our ongoing efforts promoting safer and healthier travel habits. Moreover, we were nominated by Southwark to become TfL’s School of the Region for the South and were incredibly proud to go on and win that award, especially since we were told that “this is an incredible achievement to win, being up against not only all the schools in Southwark but all the schools in every other Borough in the South of London”.
The photo below was taken in December 2018 on the day we received this special TfL award at City Hall. It shows our Teacher Mrs Lomax, who deserves special praise for championing our various initiatives for sustainable travel, with her baby Ivy, our Headteacher Mrs Telford and two of our Year 2 pupils. They received the award on behalf of all the children and families at Herne Hill School, who are really the ones who secured this award for us. Our thanks go out to them all for their continued efforts in this hugely important issue to the benefit of everyone in our local Herne Hill community and beyond.