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Our School Streets programme

Our School Streets aim to support children to walk, cycle and scoot to school, by closing roads outside schools at the start and end of the school day

Why are the School Streets important?

The aim of the scheme is to:

  • tackle congestion
  • improve air quality at the school gates
  • make it easier and safer to walk and cycle to school
  • create a friendlier and calmer environment for everyone

How does the School Streets scheme work?

  • the street directly outside a school will have measures introduced to significantly reduce the volume of traffic when children are arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon
  • the street will become a pedestrian and cycle zone at these set times
  • motorised vehicles will not be allowed to enter the street between these times unless they have been granted an exemption. Exemptions will be kept to an absolute minimum to improve road safety for everyone in the vicinity of the school gates
  • the school streets will be in operation in term time only. Term time dates.

Where are the School Street closures in place?

There's currently 46 School Streets in our borough, outside 38 local schools - with more planned in the new school year. 

Camera-enforced restrictions are in place at 22 school locations - some of the camera-enforced restrictions affect more than one road around the school.

The below schools have School Streets:

  • Adamsrill – Adamsrill Road
  • Ashmead – Ashmead Road
  • All Saints – Blackheath Vale
  • Athelney - Athelney Street
  • Beecroft - Beecroft Road, Dalrymple Road, Howson Road
  • Brindishe Green - Beacon Road, Ardmere Road
  • Childeric - Clifton Rise
  • Conisborough College - Access Road/ Thornsbeach Road
  • Coopers Lane Primary – Pragnell Road
  • Dalmain - Grove Close
  • Deptford Green - Angus Street
  • Elfrida - Playgreen Way, Elfrida Crescent
  • Eliot Bank - Thorpewood Avenue
  • Forster Park - Boundfield Road
  • Gordonbrock – Amyruth Road, Gordonbrock Road
  • Grinling Gibbons - Grinling Place, Beech Close, Larch Close, Walnut Close, Clyde Street
  • Haseltine - Bell Green Lane, Haseltine Road
  • 'Haberdashers' Hatcham College / Hatcham Temple Grove - Pepys Road, Pendrell Road
  • Holbeach – Doggett Road
  • Holy Cross - Culverley Road
  • John Ball School - Baizdon Road, Hurren Close, Perks Close, Nesbitt Close
  • Kelvin Grove - Kelvin Grove
  • Kender - Faulkner Street
  • Kilmorie - Kilmorie Road, Elsinore Road
  • Lucas Vale - St Nicholas Street
  • Myatt Garden – Upper Brockley Road leading into Rokeby Road & Upper Brockley Road from A20 Lewisham Way
  • Prendergast Ladywell Fields – Ewhurst Road
  • Rathfern – Rathfern Road
  • Rushey Green – Culverley Road & Penerley Road
  • St William of York, Brockley Park
  • Marvels Lane, Riddons Road
  • St Bartholomews, The Peak
  • St John the Baptist - Beachborough Road
  • Sir Francis Drake - Scawen Road
  • Stillness Infants - Brockley Rise
  • Stillness Juniors - Brockley Rise
  • Tidemill - Tidemill Way

More details of the time restrictions at these locations can be found in the table further down this page.

Exempt persons

Exempt persons include:

  • Residents of the street
  • Blue Badge Holding teachers, pupils and parents, carers, and other staff at the school where the restriction is present
  • Carers of residents of the street.

To find out more about how to apply for an exemption, evidence requirements, and how to get in touch with Customer Services, visit School Street Exemptions Questions and Answers

More information

More information on the school streets program can be found on our website, where feedback on the schemes can also be provided.

Further information on restrictions, such as times and locations can be found below.

School Street Between Junctions Operation times

Adamsrill

ANPR enforced

Adamsrill Road Fairwyn Road and Champion Road Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 3.00-4.00

All Saints

ANPR enforced

Blackheath Vale Cul-de-sac – Entry west of Duke Humphrey Road Monday-Friday 8.15-9.00 and 3.00-4.00

Ashmead

ANPR enforced

Ashmead Road – One Way Westbound entry from St John’s Vale Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 3.00-4.00
Athelney School managed barriers  Athelney Street Between a point 4.0 meters east of Firhill Road and a point 5.0 meters west of King Alfred Avenue

Monday-Thursday 8.30-9.15 and 2.45-3.30

Friday 8.30-9.15 and 2.00-3.00

Beecroft 

ANPR enforced

Beecroft Road & Dalrymple Road Beecroft Road, Dalrymple Road and Howson Road between the northern kerb-line of Dalrymple Road and the southern kerb-line of Whitbread Road Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.45-3.45

Brindishe Green

ANPR enforced

Beacon Rd & Ardmere Rd Eastbound entry – from Hither Green Lane and Beacon Road and Ardmere Road westbound from Nightingale Grove Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

Childeric

ANPR enforced

Clifton Rise Between a point 10 metres south of the southern kerb-line of Sanford Street and its junction with Clifton Rise Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

Conisborough College

ANPR enforced

Access Road/ Thornsbeach Road Cul-de-sac – Entry south of Bellingham Road Monday-Friday 8.00-9.15 and 2.30-4.00

Coopers Lane Primary

ANPR enforced

Pragnell Rd Southbound entry from Kingsand Road Monday-Thursday 8.15-9.30 and 2.30-3.30 and Fri 8.15-9.30 and 1.30-2.30

Dalmain

ANPR enforced

Grove Close Grove Close westbound from Brockley Rise  Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.30-3.30
Deptford Green School managed barriers  Angus Street From boundary of Deptford Green School and No. 7 Angus Street Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.45-3.45

Elfrida

ANPR enforced (Elfrida Crescent) School managed barriers (Playgreen Way)

Playgreen Way & Elfrida Crescent  Between the eastern boundary of No. 27 Playgreen Way and the western boundary of No. 23 Playgreen Way and between the eastern kerb-line of King Alfred and the north-western kerb-line of Overdown Road

Monday-Thursday 8.30-9.15 and 3.00-3.45

Friday 8.30-9.15 and 2.00-2.45

Eliot Bank

ANPR enforced

Thorpewood Ave Eastbound entry from Kirkdale Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

Forster Park

ANPR enforced

Boundfield Road Between Castillon Road & Wingrove Road Monday-Thursday 8.30-9.30 and 3.00-4.00 and Fri 8.30-9.30 and 2.00-3.00

Gordonbrock

ANPR enforced

Amyruth Rd Northbound entry from Chudleigh Road Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

Gordonbrock Road 

ANPR enforced

Gordonbrock Road Entry from Chudleigh Road or Brockley Grove Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

Grinling Gibbons

ANPR enforced

Grinling Place Grinling Place Monday-Friday 8.00-9.00 and 2.15-3.15

'Haberdashers' Hatcham College / Hatcham Temple Grove

ANPR enforced

Pepys Road & Pendrell Road Pepys Road southbound from Vesta Road, Pendrell Road westbound from Wallbutton Road Monday-Friday 8.00-9.15 and 2.45-3.45

Haseltine

ANPR enforced

Bell Green Lane Southbound entry from Stanton Way and northbound entry just south of Haseltine Road Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-4.00

Holbeach

ANPR enforced

Doggett Road Holbeach Road and Bradgate Road Monday-Friday 8.15-9.30 and 2.30-3.45

Holy Cross

ANPR enforced

Culverley Road East of Service Road to Apex Apartments to West of junction with Thornsbeach Road Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.45-3.45

John Ball

School managed barriers

Baizdon Road West of Hurren Close along School frontage Monday-Friday 8.30-9.15 and 2.45-3.30

Kelvin Grove

School managed barriers

Kelvin Grove Kelvin Grove Monday-Friday 8.45-9.15 and 2.45-3.30

Kender

School managed barriers

Faulkner Street Faulkner Street Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 3.00-4.00

Kilmorie

ANPR enforced (Kilmorie Road) School managed barriers (Elsinore Road)

Kilmorie Rd & Elsinore Road Northbound entry from Woolstone Rd Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.45-3.45

Lucas Vale

School managed barriers

St Nicholas Street From junction with Tanners Hill and Lucas Street Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.30-3.30

Marvels Lane

ANPR enforced

Riddons Road Riddons Road southbound from Dyneley Road & northbound from Claybridge Road Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

Myatt Garden

ANPR enforced

One Way Section of Upper Brockley Rd leading into Rokeby Road & Upper Brockley Road Northbound entry from Ashby Road to A20 Lewisham Way & Southbound entry from Lewisham Way Service Road to Ashby Road Monday-Friday 8.30-9.45 and 2.45-4.00

Prendergast Ladywell Fields

ANPR enforced

Ewhurst Road Cul-de-sac – Entry east of Manwood Road Monday-Friday 8.00-9.15 and 2.45-3.45

Rathfern

ANPR enforced

Rathfern Road Northbound entry from Catford Hill & Southbound from Stanstead Road. Elsinore Road between a point 56.0 meters south of Vancouver Road and a point 1.0 meter north of the vehicle access to Hyde Court Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.45-3.45

Rushey Green

ANPR enforced

Culverley Rd & Penerley Rd East of Service Road to Apex Apartments to West of junction with Thornsbeach Road & East of Service Rad to Apex Apartments to West of junction with Thornsbeach Road Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.45-3.45
Rushey Green Penerley Rd From Dental Practice to North of junction with Bargery Rd Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 2.45-3.45

St Bartholomews

ANPR enforced

The Peak Westbound from Sydenham Park Road Monday-Friday 8.15-9.15 and 3.00-4.00

St John the Baptist School managed barriers

Beachborough Road Between the north-western section between the southern-western arm and the vehicle access to the School House Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

St William of York

ANPR enforced

Brockley Park 42m east of Brockley Rise to 30m west of Segal Close Monday-Friday 8.30-9.15 and 2.45-3.30
Sir Francis Drake Modal filter fixed barriers Scawen Road Between a point 10.5 metres south of the common boundary of Sir Francis Drake Primary School and No. 65 Scawen Road and the northern kerb-line of Grinstead Road 24 hours/all year

Stillness Infants

ANPR enforced

Brockley Rise Between its junction with Stillness Road and the south-eastern kerb-line of Brockley Road Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

Stillness Juniors

ANPR enforced

Brockley Rise Between its junction with Stillness Road and the south-eastern kerb-line of Brockley Road Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 2.45-3.45

Tidemill 

School managed barriers

Tidemill Way Tidemill Way Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30 and 3.00-4.00