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Schools Across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Receive £212,000 to Support Active Travel

Haymoor Head of School, Lucy Waterhouse with students Sam (left) and Bailey (right)


21 schools across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole now have brand new ‘trip-end’ facilities to help pupils and staff travel to school in a more sustainable and active way, thanks to their receiving a share of nearly £212,000 through the south east Dorset Transforming Cities Fund programme.

The grants have helped to build a wide range of new facilities at the schools such as new lockable bike and scooter racks, electric bike chargers, showers, changing and locker facilities, bike repair stands and static tyre pumps.

Cllr Nicola Greene, BCP Council’s portfolio holder for education said:

“Many schools are really getting behind the active travel message, which is great news. We all know that traffic increases during term time so encouraging more pupils to cycle, walk or scoot to school means fewer cars and less congestion on our roads. It also means that more pupils are getting regular daily exercise, helping in the fight against childhood obesity.”

Lucy Waterhouse, Head of School at Haymoor Junior School in Canford Heath, which used its grant to fund new secure bike and scooter stands, e-bike chargers and a new staff shower said:

“We have got a lot more children coming in on bikes and scooters now that we have these new facilities. We have even got a couple more teachers cycling in! We do promote active travel to our students and reward them with stickers and badges if they cycle, walk or scoot into school. But we also do this because we know it makes a big impact on their performance in the classroom.”

Bailey, a student at Haymoor said: “I enjoy cycling. It only takes me 5 to 10 minutes to get to school but I like getting exercise, quite a lot.  The old bike racks were getting rusty with bits of plastic flaking off so the new racks are much nicer.”

A full list of the BCP Council schools who have received trip-end facilities grants:

Name of School

Description of New Facilities

Ad Astra Infant School

Cycle racks & e-bike charging point.

Avonbourne Boys' and Girls' Academies

New cover on existing bike shelter

Avonwood Primary

Expanded provision for bike and scooter storage.

Canford Heath Infants

Adult bike racks, bike and scooter racks for children and an e-bike charging point.

Canford Heath Junior School

Renovate the current staff shower/wet room. e-bike charging point.

Glenmoor Academy

Canopy to cover open bicycle racks.

Hamworthy Park Junior School
/ Twin Sails Infant School

Additional bike and scooter storage facilities. Bike repair rack/station.

Haymoor Junior School

Shower room refurb. New bike shed. e-bike charging point.

Highcliffe School

Enlarge staff bike facility and make permanent Year 7 bike compound

Kingsleigh Primary

Replace PVC sheet on current cycle pods. 2 e-bike chargers

Longfleet (CofE) Primary School

Creating changing area with lockers and drying facilities. Covered bike rack.

Poole High School

Additional bike storage facilities

Queens Park Infants School

A new covered, secure scooter and Cycle structure for children and staff.

St Edwards School

Expand the school provision for bike storage.

St Katharine's Church of England (VA) Primary School

New scooter storage. Bike storage for the adults/staff. Adult shower room, e-bike charging point and a cycle repair stand.

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Additional bike and scooter storage facilities. Drying facilities

St Peters School

Bike maintenance stand, cycle wash station, repair station & drying facilities.

St. James' C of E Primary Academy

New cycle shelter for pupils, repair staff cycle shelter.

The Bourne Academy

140 new lockers

The Grange School

Additional cycle rack

Twynham School

Additional bicycle rack for students and staff

Posted on Thursday 18 November 2021