Travel , News & Accreditation

Park and Stride

Dear Parents,

As you may be aware, we are working very hard to try to reduce congestion at the school gates and encourage more of our pupils to walk or scoot now the weather is getting warmer.

We hope that by doing this, the school entrance will be a safer place, encouraging more families to walk and cleaning up the air quality in the process.

We understand that not all families are able to walk the whole way to school due to distance, parental work commitments or a variety of other reasons, but one way you can help is by taking part in a Park and Stride initiative.

This is a simple initiative where parents and carers are encouraged to park their car approximately a 10 minute walk away from school and then walk the rest of the way with their children.

We would like all parents to try and park in Charlton Road or surrounding streets and walk the rest of the way, at least one day a week (ideally more).

Thank you for your continued support.


Road Safety

Children in EYFS took part in a lesson to learn about road safety and to highlight safer ways to travel. They covered crossing the road, safer crossing places, travelling safely and safer journeys.

They enjoyed getting involved in the activities and are looking forward to a visit from our local lollipop man, Dave.


Walk to School

We need all our community to help us in maintaining our TfL Stars accreditation by continuing to support our initiatives - Walk to School, Car Free Day, Big Peddle etc.

As the school reaches its maximum capacity, congestion at the start and end of the day will become an issue so please help us by reducing car use. We all need to play our part!

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WOW Badge Competition

Children from schools around the country were invited to take part in the Living Streets annual badge design competition.

The theme this year is 'Wonders of the World' and its a great opportunity for our schoool to take part in a fun, engaging and educational competition. 

The children did some fantastic designs but we were only allowed to send off a few entries. Well done to Erin (Yr 6) and William (Yr 5) whose designs were chosen to be sent off on behalf of the school.

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Accreditation 2019

We did it again! Our Lady of Grace has retained its Gold status for a further year with an amazing reduction of car usage by parents. Thank you to everyone for supporting us in making travel to and from school more sustainable and safer for our children.

Gold accreditation 2019


Car Free Day

What a fantastic day everyone had taking part in one of Londons biggest events - Car Free Day.

With the assistant from the local police, the road outside school was closed to vehicles and staff, parents and pupils came to school on their bikes, scooters, parking and striding or walking. 

There was a great atmosphere and a real thumbs up from parents and carers. 

Children from various years also went out on to the street and draw some amazing pictures and slogans to support the message of climate change and sustainable travel.

Here is what some of our parents had to say:

  • I just wanted to pass on my thanks to the school and particularly the local police who helped the car free day happen. I was talking to many people who said the community atmosphere on the street was so special and most importantly the kids really enjoyed the walk there & playing outside the school. Things like this really help to bring there school and the local community together. In the words of my 7 year old daughter ‘it was such an amazing exciting day!’. Please can we do it regularly!
  • I wanted to congratulate OLOG for participating in the free car day last Friday The drop off for Louie felt safer and calmer with cars not being allowed in front of the school. I hope we have more of these days.

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Poster Competition

Staff, pupils and Governors are continually working to improve sustainable travel to and from School as well as helping make parking around the school site safe.

The School Council ran a poster competition for pupils about safer parking outside school (refer to Pupil Voice section) and have taken part in many other initiatives like Bikeability (Year 6), Car-Free Day, Walk to School Week and The Big Peddle.

We have also had a representative from the Road Safety Team at Greenwich Council visit our Year 4 pupils to talk about the important road safety messages and the Green Cross Code.


Travel Survey

Thank you to all the parents who completed our travel survey. The results of this are listed in the file below:

Parent Travel Survey Results


Big Pedal

What great support we had from parents, carers and children in taking part in the Big Pedal challenge. Lots of you swapped your cars for bikes, scooters and put your walking shoes on for this activity. Well done to everyone who joined in.


GOLD - 2018

I am delighted to inform you that we have achieved GOLD accreditation from the Transport for London travel scheme.

Thank you to parents, pupils and staff for helping us achieve this by really getting involved in all the different travel initiatives we run.

The Head Boy & Head Girl represented the School at the STARS Primary Gold Awards Ceremony at The Kia Oval, London. They took part in workshops and looked at more ways to help improve sustainable travel. 

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Walk to School Week

How great it was to see so many parents and pupils taking part in Walk to School Week. This really helped reduce congestion outside the school and the children had fun walking or scooting to School with their friends or cycling with their parents. Thank you to everyone who took part.

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Travel Survey

Thank you to all the families that completed the travel survey to try and help us understand what how children travel to school and what initiatives you would like to see at the school to encourage safe, healthy travel. The results can be read below:

Parent travel survey - results


Silver Accreditation - October 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Silver award in recognition of our achievement in active and safer travel initiatives.

Silver accreditation


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