About School Streets scheme

A School Street is where one or more roads surrounding a school temporarily close during school opening and closing times to become a pedestrian and cycle only zone. Residents within the School Street retain access and it is anticipated the roads will see a reduction in motor traffic.

Signs will inform drivers of the restrictions before the entrance to the School Street. Some closures will have advance warning signs installed.

Why do we want to create School Streets?

We have been working with schools in the borough to promote active travel for a number of years, however many schools and parents are still concerned by road safety and air pollution around schools. It’s anticipated School Streets will reduce the level of congestion around schools, benefiting children travelling to school as well as local residents.

By temporarily closing roads outside the school, we hope to create a safer, more pleasant environment in the area. The schemes are being proposed under an experimental traffic order to be able to monitor any impacts before considering making the schemes permanent.

School Street pilots and consultations

The following School Streets are to be in place from Monday 8 June 2020.

  1. Earlsfield Primary School
  2. Furzedown Primary School
  3. Hillbrook Primary School
  4. Penwortham Primary School

The schemes were approved to be trialled at committee (paper no.19-158). The impacts of these will be reported before being made permanent.

The project launch on Monday 8 June consisted of signage at each end of the streets informing all street users of the implemented School Street. Some streets may be operated by temporary barriers.

The results for each school consultation can be found in the links above.

Emergency School Streets

The following School Street consultations are commencing soon. Please see the linked drawings for further information on each proposal.

Schools Streets will be added to this list as they are agreed.

 

School 

Date of 

Implementation 

Albemarle Primary School

21-Sep-20 

Our Lady of Victories Primary and Hotham Primary Schools

21-Sep-20 

Allfarthing Primary School

28-Sep-20

Broadwater Primary School

12-Oct-20

Sellincourt Primary School

12-Oct-20

Shaftesbury Park Primary School

12-Oct-20

Falconbrook Primary School

12-Oct-20

Granard Primary School

12-Oct-20

Honeywell Junior School

12-Oct-20

Sacred Heart Primary School

12-Oct-20

St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School 

12-Oct-20

Belleville Wix Academy

12-Oct-20

Roehampton CofE Primary School

12-Oct-20

Westbridge Primary School

15-Oct-20

 

Please visit the consultation page to make comments on the proposals. These pages will go live on the implementation dates for each school above and residents in the local area will receive notification leading up to the consultation dates.

If you want to hear more about the initiative for your school, please email us putting Wandsworth School Street in the title of your message.

We are also running drop in call back sessions on Thursdays 12 to 2PM from 1 October to 15 October. Please email to arrange a date and time for a call back.”

Existing School Streets

  1. Graveney School (Welham Road)

A School Street operates from 8.15am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Displaced traffic

There may be some displaced traffic, so each scheme is being trialled over a minimum of 12 months to fully understand its impact. This also allows the opportunity for people to adapt and change their travel behaviour.

For more information, contact transportation@wandsworth.gov.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the most common questions about School Streets.