STARS Top Schools Awards

Each autumn the highest performing STARS schools come together to celebrate the Top Schools Awards at London's City Hall. Details for 2021 will be coming soon. In the meantime, we will continue to share and celebrate current events on this awards page.

To receive a Top Schools Award you need to achieve something extra special. Speak to your borough officer if you would like to be put forward for an award.

The range of award categories is designed to highlight STARS schools' many successes. Please note that this year's Top Schools Awards event is being reviewed. Updates about the Top Schools Awards for 2021 will be sent to you via your Borough Officer and posted here.

School of the Region

Top School of the Region - This award is presented to gold STARS schools where safe, sustainable travle has grown to be an integral part of their culture.  All Top Schools will be announced in October 2021.

STARS Champion Recognition

In recognition of outstanding commitment, the STARS team would like to thank Sharon Walker for her exceptional contribution to the STARS Programme, and indeed her involvement in wider initiatives during her time as the School Travel Lead at St Helen's College in Hillingdon.  Sharon has worked at St Helen's College for over 13 years and has helped the pupils achieve their Gold accreditation. 

Alongside the Junior Road Safety Officers, Sharon has supported St Helen's involvement in STARS and in April 2019, the Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) went to Guildhall to present to the London Road Safety Council about St. Helen's College's phenomenal Road Safety Journey. They talked about encouraging and promoting active travel and their idea to start a loyalty scheme for pupils to walk to school. They used funding they received from their winning pitch at the Hillingdon Dragon's Den event to purchase stamp cards, certificates and medals. At the end of each term, a walking champion medal is awarded to one child per year group!

They have also recently carried out a successful campaign to improve road safety outside their school by petitioning for the zebra crossing to be upgraded with Zeebrites and improved road signage.

An incredible commitment Sharon!  Thank you.

STARS School Champion 2021

TfL STARS Champion nominations can be made for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in terms of their STARS behaviour, leadership, and contribution to the programme.

The STARS nomination process is aimed to recognise and reward STARS Champions (both Teachers and Students) for their fantastic contributions to STARS and other partnership activities.  

Click HERE for the nomination form

Congratulations to our current STARS Champions for November 2021:

Rayna Ramtohul - Hayes Park School

Kerry Chandler - Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

School of Excellence

This award recognises nurseries' and schools' efforts and innovation in a particular area of active travel. 2021 updates coming soon...

All Categories:



Pupil led projects

Road Safety 



Public Transport 

Long Serving School Travel Plan Champions   

STARS Zip Oyster Competition

Congratulations to our entrants! Please visit for the full virtual display at the London Transport Museum. All Winning entries and Runners-Up are now on display.

Winning Entries:

Cleveland Road Primary School, Redbridge  - Primary

Shaftesbury High School, Harrow - Secondary


Cleveland Road Primary School, Redbridge  - Primary

St Thomas' CE Primary School, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea - Primary

Roman Road Primary School, Newham - Primary

Nanaksar Primary School, Hillingdon

Hendon School, Barnet - Secondary