Discover how HomeRun can help you achieve your Gold Star!

TfL's STARS accreditation scheme now partnered with HomeRun, has made it even easier to achieve Gold!

HomeRun inspires young Londoners to think differently about travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.

Supporting pupils' wellbeing, helping to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality.


 Each year STARS schools replace 13 million miles' worth of car   journeys with walking, cycling and scooting!


Why HomeRun & STARS?

The average journey to school is less than one kilometre, that's around a 10-minute walk. However, many of these journeys are made by car leading to congestion and an unsafe and polluted environment for us all. By swapping car journeys for active travel, together STARS schools can make a real difference to our city and support the Mayor's vision for healthy streets.

 Be part of the solution 


 The benefits of joining STARS are:


Your Pupils

Improve pupils' emotional health and wellbeing


Contributes to your pupils' 60 minutes a day of physical activity


Increases attendance and attainment


Build young people's influencing skills


Encourage healthier travel behaviours and habits such as walking, scooting and cycling to school

Your School

Develop your School Travel Plan providing solutions to your school's travel issues


Create positive travel behaviour change and provides access to funding


Bespoke professional guidance and support from your local borough


Raise the profile of your school, help gain external recognition and contribute to Healthy Schools London Awards Programme

The wider
School Community

Reduce congestion around the school site and improve air quality

Encourage positive travel behaviour change in parents/carers and local residents

Help develop relationships with community stakeholder groups


 You can get involved now.... 


STARS is open to all London schools and nurseries. To take part in the scheme, you first need to create a STARS Online account. This will put you in touch with your local borough officer who will support you throughout the accreditation process, help you create a School Travel Plan (STP) and select the most suitable activities for your school to address your travel issues and reach your active travel targets. Each activity you complete is a step closer to gaining STARS accreditation.

HomeRun has made it easier for all schools to reach GOLD and maintain a sustainable and responsible school ethos. 

 Go For Gold! 


 Explore activities your school can do towards STARS accreditation with HomeRun


Car Sharing Promotion

Parents/staff can access a journey sharing module, that enables the easy and safe connection to other parents/staff that want to car share.

Other Smarter Driving Activity

Achieve minimal car journeys within reasonable walking distance to school.

Independent Travel

Digital Independent Travel feature provided by HomeRun that promotes and facilitates safe Independent Travel.

Travel Buddy Activity

Parents can access a Travel Buddy module, that enables the easy and safe connection to other parents who want to form travel buddy groups for their children.



Parents can access a journey sharing module, that enables the easy and safe connection to other parents that want to form walking buses.



Recognise schools that reach a high level of cycling adoption. Recommended level 5%.



HomeRun will run an annual photo competition of sustainable commutes via the HomeRun App.

Road Safety Activity

TFL can promote road safety campaigns directly to parents and staff via the HomeRun App.

Public Transport Activity

TFL can promote public transport campaigns directly to parents and staff.


Car-Free Day

TFL promote their car free day on the HomeRun feed through a campaign to encourage parents to leave their cars at Home.

Air Quality


HomeRun will post the Kings College London Air alerts to parents on non-green days to raise awareness and enable risk mitigation measures.



Partnership with HomeRun

School Travel Notice Board 

HomeRun provides a closed network school notice board for parents and staff.

Communication with parents/carers

Key Stakeholders post relevant messages to parents to promote all STARS initiatives.


& Research

HomeRun App incorporates a number of audit and research activities throughout every school year.


 To Gold With HomeRun...

A school can go from zero to GOLD in just 3 years using the HomeRun App and greatly reduce the manual effort required for a number of activities listed above - whilst all the time reducing the negative impacts of school commutes on their local communities and the environment.



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