What is a School Street?

    A School Street is a timed street closure that restricts access for motor vehicles at school drop-off and pick-up times but allows people walking and cycling to pass through. School Streets make the roads around schools safer for children and parents, reduce air pollution around the school gate, and encourage walking and cycling. They can be operated manually with gates and marshals or are enforced by ANPR Cameras. Where applicable, planters are used to aid the calming of traffic and further improve safety. Other wider mitigations may also be incorporated to aid the effectiveness of a School Street.

    Where are there School Streets in Enfield?

    We are working to introduce School Streets across the borough to make it safer for young people to get to and from school. There are School Streets in operation at the following schools. A map with existing and proposed locations can be found in the documents folder

    School Name

    Road

    Time

    St Monicas Primary

    Cannon Road

    8.15-9.15am & 2.30-4.00pm

    Oakthorpe Primary

    Tile Kiln Lane

    8.15-9.15am &2.45-4.00pm

    Chase Side Primary

    Trinity Street

    8.15-9.15am & 2.45-3.45pm

    Raynham Primary

    Raynham Avenue

    8.15-9.15am & 2.45-3.45pm

    Meridian Angel Primary

    Ladysmith Road

    8.15-9.15am & 2.45-3.45pm

    De Bohun Primary

    Green Road

    8.15-9.15am & 2.45-3.45pm

    Keys Meadow Primary

    Tysoe Avenue

    8:15-9:15am & 3:00-3:45pm

    George Spicer Primary

    Sketty Road

    8:30-9:15am & 2:45-3:45pm

    Worcester’s Primary

    Goat Lane

    8:15-9:00am & 3:00-3:45pm

    Lavender Primary

    Lavender Road 

    8:30-9:00am & 3:00-3:30pm

    Kingfisher Hall

    The Ride

    8:15-9:00am & 2:30-3:30pm

    Hazelbury Primary

    Westerham Avenue

    8:30-9:00am & 3:00-3:45pm

    St Paul's Primary

    Ringwood Way

    8:30-9:00am & 3:15-3:45pm

    What School Streets are being being delivered soon?

    We are finalising the below School Streets projects and will be in touch with residents, parents and the community about when they are going live and when permits will be available.

    SchoolAre permits available?'Go live' date
    St Mary's Catholic Primary SchoolDate coming soonDate coming soon
    St James Church of England Primary School
    Wilbury Primary School
    Houndsfield Primary School
    Bowes Primary School
    Hazelwood Primary School


    The George Spicer Primary School Street has been live since January 2021. Some changes were recently approved.

    George Spicer Primary School - Extension WorksYes - residents and businesses who fall within the new zone and mitigations should contact Parking ServicesThe one-way elements of this project will be operational when the road markings are laid and signage unveiled. We will notify residents and parents of when the additional closure point on Craddock road will be ANPR supported.

    At what times are School Streets operated?

    Schools Streets are active during term time at pick up and drop off. Operating Hours vary from school to school. They are decided in conjunction with the School to ensure that the scheme remains effective while minimising the impact on those neighboring the site. 

    Current Schools and their operating times are shown below:


    School Name

    Road

    Time

    St Monicas Primary

    Cannon Road

    8.15-9.15am & 2.30-4.00pm

    Oakthorpe Primary

    Tile Kiln Lane

    8.15-9.15am &2.45-4.00pm

    Chase Side Primary

    Trinity Street

    8.15-9.15am & 2.45-3.45pm

    Raynham Primary

    Raynham Avenue

    8.15-9.15am & 2.45-3.45pm

    Meridian Angel Primary

    Ladysmith Road

    8.15-9.15am & 2.45-3.45pm

    De Bohun Primary

    Green Road

    8.15-9.15am & 2.45-3.45pm

    Keys Meadow Primary

    Tysoe Avenue

    8:15-9:15am & 3:00-3:45pm

    George Spicer Primary

    Sketty Road

    8:30-9:15am & 2:45-3:45pm

    Worcester’s Primary

    Goat Lane

    8:15-9:00am & 3:00-3:45pm

    Lavender Primary

    Lavender Road 

    8:30-9:00am & 3:00-3:30pm

    Kingfisher Hall

    The Ride

    8:15-9:00am & 2:30-3:30pm

    Hazelbury Primary

    Westerham Avenue

    8:30-9:00am & 3:00-3:45pm

    St Paul's Primary

    Ringwood Way

    8:30-9:00am & 3:15-3:45pm

    Who is exempt from the closures?

    Residents and businesses within the closure areas, blue badge holders requiring access to the school and emergency vehicles will be exempt from the road closures. We will continue to work with the schools to ensure that anyone with specific needs are not adversely affected. 

    • Residents and businesses should contact Parking Services for exemptions queries.  
    • Parents and carers requiring special access should contact the School's Administrator 

    How are the closures enforced?

    Either by volunteer marshalls from the school community operating a gate, ANPR cameras or a hybrid of both.

    Will I get a fine if I enter the School Street?

    The scheme is a legal order to not enter the School Street area, so yes, you can receive a fine if an enforcement officer is on site or Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras are in operation to support the scheme. Enforcement officers are on rolling patrols at each site to ensure compliance.

    Are parents allowed to park in the street before the closure time and then leave during the restrictions?

    No. Only exempted vehicles are allowed to leave or enter the street during the restrictions. Parents are strongly encouraged not to park within the School Street.

    How are the schemes governed or managed?

    A Memorandum of Understanding is in place for each and outlines the agreement between the Council and the school, detailing both party’s ongoing roles and responsibilities. This will ensure the success of the scheme beyond the initial implementation.

    How will visitors know about the School Street?

    Signage will be open during the hours of operation. We have written to the wider area to inform them of the schemes operation and to where possible avoid travelling in the areas of the closure during the operating times.

    We recommend notifying visitors of the closure ahead of visits if you anticipate they will be travelling during closure times 


    How will we measure success?

    We will undertake a series of monitoring activities to understand the impact of the School Street. Data will be collected before and during the delivery of the School Street to assess whether there has been an improvement outside the school. Parents, residents and staff will be invited to fill out a perception survey and pupils will participate in hands-up surveys before and after the School Street is implemented. This data will enable us to understand how the scheme has affected pupils’ experience of drop-off and pick-up and the healthiness of the street outside school.

    Are the supporting letters and documents available in other languages?

    Yes, if you require a document relating to a School Street translating into an alternative language, please send a request to healthystreets@enfield.gov.uk including the name of the document, the name of the school and language you require.

    Who do I contact about an exemption?

    • If you are a resident, you can apply for permits via the council website. If you require support, you should contact the Parking Services team.
    • If you are a blue-badge holding resident who does not drive but rely on others for support using a car you should contact the Parking Services team.
    • If you are a parent or guardian requiring special access to a school to pick up or drop off a pupil you should contact the school directly and ask for the School Street Administrators information.