About the School Streets scheme

A School Street is where one or more roads (or a part of a road) near a school entrance temporarily close to motor traffic at the beginning and end of the school day. A School Street creates a pedestrian and cycle only zone.

Signs inform drivers of the restrictions before the entrance to the School Street.

Why do we want to create School Streets?

School Streets are designed to reduce the number of vehicles around the school. We believe that School Streets will:

  • Reduce congestion and vehicles travelling through the School Street
  • Reduce pollution around the school entrance with fewer engines idling
  • Encourage more walking, cycling and active journeys from pupils and parents/carers
  • Result in less inconsiderate parking and dangerous manoeuvres
  • Create a calmer, safer and cleaner environment

View map of School Street locations in the borough

Phase 1

The following School Streets were developed in Phase 1. Further information on each School Street is available via the links in the table below.

School Start date
Alderbrook Primary School 5 October 2020
Earlsfield Primary School 8 June 2020
Furzedown Primary School 8 June 2020

Hillbrook Primary School

8 June 2020
Penwortham Primary School 8 June 2020

The schemes were approved to be trialled (Paper no. 19-158) and following a review of feedback and operation, were approved to be made permanent (Paper no. 21-236) at the Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

View a summary of the results of the consultation carried out prior to launching the Phase 1 School Streets.

Phase 2

The following School Streets were developed in Phase 2. These schemes were accelerated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demand for safer spaces to support the return to school, as reported to the Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Paper no. 20 -169 and Paper no. 20-291). Further information on each School Street is available via the links in the table below.

School Start date

Albemarle Primary School

21 September 2020 

Allfarthing Primary School

28 September 2020

Belleville Wix Academy

12 October 2020

Broadwater Primary School - Suspended

12 October 2020

Falconbrook Primary School

12 October 2020

Granard Primary School

12 October 2020

Honeywell Schools

12 October 2020

Our Lady of Victories Primary and Hotham Primary Schools

21 September 2020 

Roehampton CofE Primary School

12 October 2020

Sacred Heart Primary School

12 October 2020

Sellincourt Primary School

12 October 2020

Shaftesbury Park Primary School

12 October 2020

St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School 

 

12 October 2020

Westbridge Primary School

15 October 2020

View a summary of the results of the consultation carried out concurrently with the launch of the Phase 2 School Streets (between September/October 2020 and June 2021).

Feedback and operation of these schemes was reviewed by the Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee and they were approved to be made permanent (Paper no. 21-236).

Phase 3

The following School Streets were developed in Phase 3. Further information on each School Street is available via the links in the table below.

School Start date
Beatrix Potter Primary School

7 November 2022

Tooting Primary School

24 April 2023

St Boniface RC Primary School

 24 April 2023

Proposals for Ibstock Place, The Alton, Southmead and John Burns Primary School are not being progressed at this stage.

Phase 4

The following School Streets were developed in Phase 4. Further information on each School Street is available via the links in the table below.

School Start date
Smallwood Primary School

12 June 2023

Riversdale Primary School

12 June 2023

St Michael's Primary School

 7 November 2023

We are also preparing to reconsult the public on an amended scheme to serve Swaffield Primary School. As part of the pre-consultation engagement, we are holding a residents' drop-in session at the school on Thursday 7 December 2023 from 4.30 to 6.30pm.

Proposals for Ark John Archer and Finton House are not being progressed at this stage.

Phase 5

We have been working with the following schools on potential schemes as part of phase 5:

  • All Saints’ CE Primary
  • Belleville Primary (Meteor site)
  • Belleville Primary (Northcote site)
  • Brandlehow Primary
  • Christ Church CE Primary
  • Oasis Academy
  • Heathmere Primary
  • Hornsby House School

We are hoping to start engaging with the local community in November 2023, which may lead to a formal consultation in early 2024 and, if supported, possible trials in April 2024. 

Frequently asked questions

View the most common questions about School Streets.

If you have further questions, please email schoolstreets@wandsworth.gov.uk.