School of the Year

Kenmont Primary School

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

All the schools named as outstanding are short-listed for the School of the Year Award. This year the accolade went to Kenmont Primary School.

Kenmont Primary is consistently committed to promoting safe and sustainable travel among the whole school community and demonstrates an exceptional level of participation. The hard work and tireless enthusiasm of staff and pupils has resulted in a 34% decrease in car use - a truly fantastic achievement.

The school has achieved Healthy School status, Active Mark and Bronze Eco School status and, in line with its commitment to becoming a Sustainable School, it is aiming to achieve Silver and Green Flag Eco School status by the end of Academic Year 2008/9.

Kenmont school has shown excellent evidence of linking its STP to the delivery of the ECM objectives. Pupils are actively involved as Junior Road Safety Officers, responsible for the implementation of several aspects of the plan. An innovative reward scheme encourages staff to travel to school sustainably, funded by charging them for parking.

Kenmont has secured the support of a range of partners including Car Giant, who have provided high visibility clothing for all the pupils. The whole school community has got on board with a wide range of campaigns and promotions including WoW, Walk to School Weeks, and an annual 'Kenmont Road Safety Week'.

In addition the school runs a 'Bike on Wednesday' scheme and has successfully bid to be part of the London 'Bike It' scheme. This enables pupils to take part in various fun cycling themed activities and competitions such as the 'Bike It Safari', which saw them decorating their bikes as African animals.

'It was a pleasure to honour Kenmont School with the 2008 School of the Year Award. They have worked consistently hard on their travel plan and have produced astonishing results. The school's commitment to promoting safe and sustainable travel is an example of best practice to all schools in London and the UK.'

Clare Mulholland - STP Programme Manager