About the School Streets scheme

A School Street is where one or more roads (or a part of a road) surrounding a school 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

School Streets also provide additional space to support social distance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The schemes have been introduced under an experimental traffic order to be able to monitor any impacts before considering making the schemes permanent.

School Streets Phase 1

The following School Streets were developed in Phase 1.

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 at the Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Paper no.19-158). The impacts of the schemes will be reported to the committee in June 2021.

Consultation was carried out before the launch of the Phase 1 School Streets and you can submit any further feedback or enquiries, by emailing schoolstreets@wandsworth.gov.uk.

Please see the individual school page for information about the enforcement of each School Street. Some School Streets have camera enforcement and in those cases you will also find information about how to apply for exemption.

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). 

School Start date

Albemarle Primary School

21 September 2020 

Allfarthing Primary School

28 September 2020

Belleville Wix Academy

12 October 2020

Broadwater Primary School

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

The details of each School Street may be amended during this 6-month trial period as we  respond to feedback received from local residents, the school community and businesses. In the event that a scheme is amended, the individual school page (links in the table above) and the consultation page will be edited to describe the change made.

Please visit the consultation page to make comments on  any of the Phase 2 School Streets.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the most common questions about School Streets.