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School Streets in Harrow

A School Street is a timed street restriction outside a school during school drop-off and pick-up times, restricting vehicle access except for permit holders.

This creates a pedestrian and cycle only zone that only people walking, cycling, and exempt vehicles will be allowed access. 

Only exempt vehicles issued with a permit will be permitted to enter the zone and members of the public who wish to walk or cycle.

School Streets have many benefits including:

  • Improving road safety for pupils and residents
  • Reducing air pollution in the local area
  • Encouraging more physically active journeys to and from school  
  • Reducing congestion outside the school
  • Allowing space for social distancing outside of schools

By reducing the number of cars outside of schools, we aim to create a safer, more pleasant environment for the surrounding area.

How School Streets works

Commencing the week of Monday 28th September 2020, the School Streets will have restricted access during school drop off and pick up times.

Some people will still be allowed vehicular access to the street during restricted hours, such as residents who live within the restricted School Street zone, carers, and blue badge holders accessing the school.

For the full list of exemptions please see our School Streets FAQs page

In Harrow, School Streets are enforced by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras or CCTV enforcement vehicles.

If you are a resident within the restricted zone, you will need to register your vehicle(s) with Harrow council. Unauthorised vehicles that enter the road during operating times will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

For more information on the exact locations of the restricted zones on each street please see our scheme notes below.

Apply for a school street exemption

Where are the School Streets?

There are four School Streets being implemented as trials for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Grimsdyke Primary School
  • Marlborough Primary School
  • Newton Farm Nursery, Infant and Junior School
  • Park High School

Grimsdyke Primary School

Sylvia Avenue – between Colburn Avenue and Lyndon Avenue will be closed between: 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.45pm.

The scheme will be enforced by two ANPR cameras.

For more information view the Grimsdyke Primary School scheme.

Marlborough Primary School

Marlborough Hill – between Rusland Park Road and Harrow View, Leys Close, Rugby Close, Ranmoor Gardens and Badminton Close will be closed between: 8.00am to 9.30am and 2.30pm – 4.00pm.

The scheme will be enforced by two CCTV vehicles.

For more information view the Marlborough Primary School scheme.

Newton Farm Nursery, Infant and Junior School

Drake road – between Kings Road and Alexandra Avenue and Ravenswood crescent (entire road) will be closed between: 8.30am to 9.15am and 3.00pm to 3.45pm.

The scheme will be enforced by two CCTV vehicles.

For more information view the Newton Farm Nursery, Infant and Junior School scheme.

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens (entire road), Burnell Gardens (entire road) will be closed between: 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

The scheme will be enforced by two ANPR cameras.

For more information view the Park High School scheme.

These School Streets are being implemented by Experimental Traffic Order for a minimum of 6 months which means the council will thoroughly monitor and evaluate any impacts of the scheme before considering making the School Streets permanent.