School Streets

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School Streets

School Streets create safer environments around schools for children and the community. A ‘School Street’ is an area transformed into a pedestrian and cycling zone outside of a school. They operate from Monday to Friday during the school term only at set times for drop-off (morning) and pick-up (afternoon). Roads remain open to people walking, scooting and cycling and those who are exempt from the closure.

School Streets are either operated manually by volunteers who place a physical gate or barrier across the road at the closure times alongside designated closure points, or by an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera system. Sometimes other mitigations such as one-way streets are also used to support the scheme.

A recent Transport for London study found that School Streets reduced nitrogen dioxide at drop off time by up to 23%, and 18% of parents reported driving to school less when their child attended a school where there was a School Street.

More information including the locations of current School Streets can be found in the Document Library to the right of this page.

We are currently working hard to deliver more School Streets and you may have seen works or been contacted about one in your local area. Find out more about our upcoming School Streets in the FAQs.

We continue to reach out to schools so that we can continue to expand the initiative and make it safer for young people, parents and school staff to travel to school actively by walking, cycling, scooting, or otherwise! Enfield Council are committed to extending the reach of School Streets as far as possible as part of our Journeys and Places programme. In order for schools to be considered for a School Street in the future, we require them to complete an Expression of Interest form. The form can be found below.

School Streets create safer environments around schools for children and the community. A ‘School Street’ is an area transformed into a pedestrian and cycling zone outside of a school. They operate from Monday to Friday during the school term only at set times for drop-off (morning) and pick-up (afternoon). Roads remain open to people walking, scooting and cycling and those who are exempt from the closure.

School Streets are either operated manually by volunteers who place a physical gate or barrier across the road at the closure times alongside designated closure points, or by an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera system. Sometimes other mitigations such as one-way streets are also used to support the scheme.

A recent Transport for London study found that School Streets reduced nitrogen dioxide at drop off time by up to 23%, and 18% of parents reported driving to school less when their child attended a school where there was a School Street.

More information including the locations of current School Streets can be found in the Document Library to the right of this page.

We are currently working hard to deliver more School Streets and you may have seen works or been contacted about one in your local area. Find out more about our upcoming School Streets in the FAQs.

We continue to reach out to schools so that we can continue to expand the initiative and make it safer for young people, parents and school staff to travel to school actively by walking, cycling, scooting, or otherwise! Enfield Council are committed to extending the reach of School Streets as far as possible as part of our Journeys and Places programme. In order for schools to be considered for a School Street in the future, we require them to complete an Expression of Interest form. The form can be found below.

  • New School Street launched at Bowes Primary School

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    The School Street at Bowes Primary School will be launched on 29 April 2024! This means that entry into Highworth Road, between Union Road and the A406, will be restricted during term times Monday to Friday 8.30am-9.15am and 3.00pm-3.45pm. The decision to implement the School Street was made following a statutory consultation held in May 2022 and a subsequent follow up with Transport for London.

    School Streets create a safer and cleaner space around schools by reducing motor vehicles near the school gates and entrances. It's enforced using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, so a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued if a vehicle drives through the area during the hours of operation without an appropriate exemption.

  • Report of Statutory Consultation and Notification of Works

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    Following the statutory consultation TG52/1552 and decision to implement School Streets at Chesterfield Primary School, Latymer All Saints Primary School and Prince of Wales Primary School, construction work is due to commence during the week of Monday 18 March 2024 at each location. These are being delivered as part of the Council’s Journeys and Places programme and takes the total number of School Streets in Enfield to 23. These School Streets are making it safer for children to get to school by walking, wheeling, scooting, cycling and other forms of active and sustainable travel.

    We have written to residents and parents to inform them of the works starting and will write again to inform when the scheme is due to go live. Further information on the projects can be found in the documents section on the right hand side of this project page.

  • Statutory Consultation - Chesterfield Primary, Latymer All Saints Primary & Prince of Wales Primary

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    Following the successful implementation of 20 School Streets across the borough, Enfield Council are expanding the initiative to more schools and are proposing School Streets at the following locations:

    • Chesterfield Primary School - Chesterfield Road
    • Latymer All Saints Primary School – Granham Gardens & Dunholme Road to the junction with Northern Avenue
    • Prince Of Wales Primary School - Salisbury Road


    School Streets are delivered by the Council’s Journeys and Places programme which empowers people in Enfield to make sustainable choices for themselves, their community and our planet. We invite you to take part in the statutory consultation on draft traffic order TG52/1552 to share your views on the School Streets.


    A ‘School Street’ is an area transformed into a walking and cycling zone operating Monday to Friday during school term time at set periods for pick up and drop off times. School Streets aim to:

    • Ensure the safety of school students as they arrive and leave school
    • Improve air quality around the school
    • Encourage more young people to walk, cycle or scoot to school.


    Details of the proposals and draft traffic orders can be found in the Documents section on the right hand side of this project page and will be uploaded shortly onto the Council website here. We invite residents, businesses, school staff, parents and any other interested stakeholders to take part in the statutory consultation. Please make your representation or objection in writing stating the grounds on which it is being made and quoting the reference TG52/1552 no later than 11.59pm on Sunday 7 January 2024. You can make a representation or objection in one of the following ways:

    Following the statutory consultation, a summary of objections and representations will be produced. Enfield Council will provide a response and use the comments received to make a decision on whether or not to implement the School Streets.

  • New School Street Launched at Delta Primary School

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    The School Street at Delta Primary School has launched. This means that the Cul-De-Sac off of the Nightingale Road that accesses the school will be closed during term times Monday to Friday 8.15-9.00am and 3.00pm-3.30pm. The decision to implement the street was made following a Statutory Consultation held in July 2023.

    School Streets create a safer space around schools by reducing vehicle movements near the school gates. The school street is enforced using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Cameras. If a vehicle drives through the zone during hours of operation without an exemption they will be issued a PCN.

  • New School Streets at St Mary's Catholic Primary School and St James' Church of England Primary School

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    Today two new School Streets have launched at St Mary's Catholic Primary School and St James' Church of England Primary School creating safer spaces for more of our children in the borough. They will be in operation Monday to Friday during term times and supported by ANPR cameras.

    St Mary's Catholic Primary School Street will operate on Durants Road, Monday- Friday 8.15-9.15am and 2.30-3.30pm.

    St James' Church of England Primary School will operate on Frederick Crescent, Monday - Friday 8.15-9.15am and 2.45-3.45pm.

  • Statutory Consultation - Highworth Road (Bowes Primary)

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    In conjunction with the ongoing implementation of the School Street for Bowes Primary School, the council is proposing to add greening and access improvements around the school entrance to compliment and enhance the project.

    The proposed interventions aim to deliver the following:

    • New green areas (rain gardens) outside Bowes Primary School on Highworth Road
    • Improved and safer access to Bowes Primary School.

    The proposals feature:

    • An extension of the main entrance space and the establishment of rain gardens on each side of the Bowes Primary School main entrance on Highworth Road.
    • Implementation of a raised pedestrian crossing at the Bowes Primary School main entrance to increase the visibility and safety of people crossing the road.

    The proposal will require changes to waiting, loading and parking restrictions outside the Bowes Primary School entrance on Highworth Road.

    More information

    More information, including plans of the proposed changes and the draft traffic order, can be viewed under “Documents – Bowes Primary”.

    Have your say

    The interventions are detailed in the draft traffic order TG52/1540 which can be viewed on the Enfield Council website here. A copy of the draft traffic order can also be viewed on this project page under "Documents - Bowes Primary".

    We invite residents, businesses, and any other interested stakeholders to take part in the statutory consultation on these proposed changes. Please make your representation or objection in writing stating the grounds on which it is being made and quoting the reference TG52/1540 no later than 11.59pm on Sunday 30 July 2023. You can submit your objections or representations in any of the following ways:

    Following the statutory consultation, a formal report will be produced that summarises the feedback received and Enfield Council’s response. This report will inform the decision of whether to make the draft traffic order permanent and implement the modifications to Maidstone Road. The report will be publicly available and will be uploaded to the project page

  • Delta Primary School - Statutory Consultation

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    A statutory consultation has opened regarding the proposal to introduce a School Street For Delta Primary School. Details of the proposal and the draft order can be found in the documents library.

    A ‘School Street’ is an area transformed into a pedestrian and cycling zone operating Monday to Friday during the school term, during set times at drop-off and pick-up times. School Streets aim to:

    • ensure the safety of school students as they arrive to and leave school,

    • improve the air quality near the school, and 

    • encourage more young people to walk and cycle to school. 

    We invite residents, businesses, parents, school staff and any other interested stakeholders to take part in the statutory consultation. Please make your representation or objection in writing stating the grounds on which it is being made and quoting the reference TG/1512 no later than 11.59pm on Sunday 12 March 2023. You can make a representation or objection in any of the following ways:

    Following the statutory consultation, a summary of the objections and representations will be produced. Enfield Council will provide a response and use the comments received to make a decision on whether or not to make the proposed changes.

  • St James Church of England and St Mary's Primary School Streets

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    Update on the St James’ Church of England School Street and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Street

    School Streets create safer spaces around schools by reducing the number of motor vehicles near to the school gate. The decision to introduce the School Streets at St James’ Church of England School Street and St Mary’s Catholic Primary was made following a period of statutory consultation held in May 2022.

    It was intended that these School Streets would be operated manually with gates and marshals, and both have been constructed to this design. Regrettably, it has not been possible to recruit the number of marshals required to operate the schemes safely.

    The Council along with each school remain committed to creating a safer environment for everyone by implementing the School Streets at St James’ Church of England Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Street. Given the challenges mentioned above, it has been decided to enforce these School Streets using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. It was always the intention that ANPR cameras would be used in the future. Please note that this is not a change to the traffic order, zone of operation or times of operation for each School Street, but the method in which the Council enforces the timed closure.

    Some more works will be required to install the ANPR cameras. Residents have been informed of this change, and will receive further information regarding the upcoming works and when the cameras will become operational. Residents have also been notified about exemptions and how to apply if they are eligible. Dial-a-ride and emergency services vehicles will be able to access the School Street zone at all times.

  • Report on consultation & notification of works for the George Spicer Extension

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    Following the public consultation, we will be starting works to improve the School Street at George Spicer Primary School. A copy of the report on the consultation can be found in the Documents section on the main page. The George Spicer Primary School Folder contains copies of the associated letters.

  • Works Started on Six School Streets

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    You may have seen over the six weeks holidays work has started on the delivery of School Streets at the following locations. We are working hard to finalize the projects and will be in touch with residents, businesses and the school community regarding exemptions (including when they will be available and how to apply) and when the schemes will be coming into operation soon.

    1. St Mary's Catholic Primary School
    2. St James Church of England Primary School
    3. Wilbury Primary School
    4. Houndsfield Primary School
    5. Hazelwood Primary School
    6. Bowes Primary School
Page last updated: 18 Apr 2024, 09:41 AM