A road safety policy for your school or nursery

Below is a template road safety policy that schools and nurseries can use and adapt according to your needs. It provides a bedrock on which you can build a range of road safety initiatives to help pupils and others in your community to be safe. Use our guide to teaching road safety to develop your initiatives.


  1. The safety of our children will always come first. Our most important priority is to prevent the death or injury of a child while in our care.

  2. If out and about with pupils on foot, we will always prioritise walking safely, in line with the latest safety advice.

  3. If transporting pupils by vehicle, we will always prioritise doing so safely, in line with the latest safety advice.

  4. We will teach road safety within the classroom, integrating into project work in a range of curriculum lessons as well as teaching separately in safety and citizenship lessons, and reviewing the amount and quality annually.

  5. (For establishments with available safe road environments.) We will teach practical pedestrian and cycle training at the roadside in line with best practice advice.

  6. We will get involved in useful awareness-raising initiatives that promote road safety in our wider community, such as Road Safety Week, Beep Beep! Day for pre-schoolers and Brake's Giant Walk for primary pupils.

  7. We will aim to improve the safety and environmental standards of transport to and from our premises by having a School Travel Plan that aims to reduce use of cars and improve the safety of children on foot or bikes and that we implement and update annually.


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