School Streets

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School Streets

School Streets create a safer environment around schools for children and the community. In recent, study TFL found that School Streets reduced nitrogen dioxide at drop off time by up to 23% and 18% of parents reported driving to school less as a result of a School Street.

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 pedestrians, cyclists and those who are exempt from the closure. For example, residents and businesses within the closure, Blue Badge holders who require access to the school, and essential vehicles such as the emergency services and waste vehicles. More details can be found in the FAQs section of this page.

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 operated) system, sometimes wider mitigations like one-way streets can be incorporated.

More information including the locations of current School Streets can be found in the project folders 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 regarding the following locations. We are finalizing these projects and will be in touch with residents, parents and the community about these coming into action and when the permitting system 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


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.


We continue to reach out to further schools so that we can continue to expand the initiative and make it safer for young people, parents and teachers 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 comprehensive programme of enabling active travel. In order for schools to be considered in future phases of School Streets, we require them to complete an Expression of Interest form. The form can be found below.

School Streets create a safer environment around schools for children and the community. In recent, study TFL found that School Streets reduced nitrogen dioxide at drop off time by up to 23% and 18% of parents reported driving to school less as a result of a School Street.

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 pedestrians, cyclists and those who are exempt from the closure. For example, residents and businesses within the closure, Blue Badge holders who require access to the school, and essential vehicles such as the emergency services and waste vehicles. More details can be found in the FAQs section of this page.

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 operated) system, sometimes wider mitigations like one-way streets can be incorporated.

More information including the locations of current School Streets can be found in the project folders 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 regarding the following locations. We are finalizing these projects and will be in touch with residents, parents and the community about these coming into action and when the permitting system 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


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.


We continue to reach out to further schools so that we can continue to expand the initiative and make it safer for young people, parents and teachers 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 comprehensive programme of enabling active travel. In order for schools to be considered in future phases of School Streets, we require them to complete an Expression of Interest form. The form can be found below.

Page last updated: 22 Nov 2022, 01:15 PM