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School Streets in Harrow

A School Street is a road with a school on it, or nearby, that becomes a vehicle-restricted zone at the start and end of the school day.

Members of the public who wish to walk, scoot or cycle and exempt vehicles issued with a permit, will be allowed to enter the zone during operational hours.

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

These schemes create safe spaces for children to walk safely to school and help reduce emissions in the area, whilst also improving the environment for local residents.

How School Streets works

School Streets have restricted access during school drop off and pick up times.

Some people are still allowed vehicle 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 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).

Apply for a school street exemption

 

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

Where are the School Streets?

Phase one schemes

There are currently four School Streets in the borough as phase one pilot schemes, approved by the Transport and Roads Safety Advisory Panel (TARSAP).

Each School was set up using an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order for a trial period of 6 months.

Restrictions apply at the following pilot School Street locations during the operational hours listed below.

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.

Have your say on the school streets scheme

During the extended trial period for the above four school streets, all residents are encouraged to share their views with us and highlight any impact on surrounding roads.

You can do this using the Commonplace portal.