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Promoting best practice in educational travel

Helping schools and students to travel with confidence

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School Travel Forum is the leading association for UK companies offering educational visits and tours. Our members are required to meet standards set by the LOtC Quality Badge and School Travel Forum code of practice so schools can book and travel with confidence.

School Travel Forum has been a trusted quality mark for over 20 years, leading the UK school travel sector in providing assured service standards and promoting high-quality learning experiences at home and abroad.


School leaders and teachers trust our members for the level of assurance, advice and support that they provide when planning and organising their educational visits.

Our Assurances

What you can expect from a School Travel Forum member

Approved Provider

Holds the LOtC Quality Badge and is a member of ABTA or ABTOT

Safety Management

Attends regular Health & Safety training and safety management systems are independently audited every year 

Financial Protection

Has the correct financial bonding in place ensuring your group and trip is protected

Planning a school trip?

We ensure schools can travel with confidence.

Educational visits and tours provide unparalleled experiences for students - enhancing their social, cultural and educational growth.

As the leading association for educational trips and tours and the awarding body for the LOtC Quality Badge (which is endorsed by the Department for Education), our standards are the benchmark for all companies operating in the educational travel sector. 

Find out why it is recommended that you choose a School Travel Forum member for your school trip. 

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Are you a travel or tour operator?

School Travel Forum is more than a membership organisation. We provide support, advice and guidance to help you maintain best-in-class health and safety practices.

We are also the awarding body for the LOtC Quality Badge. The Department for Education recommends that schools use a provider that holds the LOtC Quality Badge for their educational visits and trips. Holding this accreditation gives schools confidence to book with you.


Find out more about the benefits of being a School Travel Forum member.

Find a Member

The STF is much more than a simple membership organisation, all Assured Members of the STF are required to adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards and be audited each year by Argent Health & Safety, the UK’s leading Health and Safety Consultancy specialising in Travel, to ensure continuing compliance.

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