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School Street permit

What are School Streets?

A School Street is where a road with a school temporarily closes to motor vehicles to become a pedestrian and cycle zone around the school’s opening and closing times (term time only).  

By temporarily closing roads outside schools there will be a reduction in congestion and pollution at the school gates. This will also make it easier and safer for children to get to and from school.  

The council is implementing a number of School Street Schemes under an experimental traffic order and monitoring the benefits over an 18-month period.  

During this 18-month period residents will be contacted again, to ask for their views on whether the scheme works effectively, before we take a decision on whether to make it permanent or not. 

Find out more about the School Streets Scheme 

More information about the school streets scheme.

Which schools are affected?

Answer:

School

Streets and properties affected

Restricted Times

 

Arnhem Wharf Primary

  • Arnhem Place

8.30am – 9.30am and 3pm – 4pm

Ben Johnson Primary

  • Essian Street

8.15am – 9.15am and 3pm – 4pm

Bigland Green Primary

  • Bigland Street - (1-5 [odd], 16-18 [evens] & 54 only) / Chapman House & Norton House / Bigland Green School
  • Richard Street (Mulberry School / Mulberry & Bigland Green Centre)
  • 4 Walburgh Street (Flats 1-6 & Unit LG01)
  • Flats 1-16 Turnour House, Walburgh Street

8.30am–9.30am and 3pm -4pm

Bonner Primary

  • Hartley Street - Nos. 1 - 11
  • Sainsbury Street
  • Hunslett Street

8.30am - 9:15am and 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Chisenhale Primary

  • Chisenhale Road between Kenilworth Road and Ellesmere Road
  • Kenilworth Road north of Bunsen Road
  • Nightingale Mews 
  • Vivian Road - south bound only between Chisenhale Road and Roman Road
  • Zealand Road - between Chisenhale Road and Roman Road

8.15am – 9.15am and 2.45pm– 3.45pm

Clara Grant Primary

  • Devons Road - Nos. 208 – 222 evens only
  • Fern Street – Nos 1-5 [odd] & 70] only
  • Knapp Road - (Clara Grant School)
  • Rounton Road - Nos. 146-176 evens only

8.15am – 9.15am and 3pm – 4pm

Cubitt Town Primary

  • Glegnall Grove - Number 3 to 13

8.15am - 9.15am and 3pm - 3.45pm

Cyril Jackson Primary

  • Grenade Street - between Three Colt Street & Gill Street

8:30am - 9:15am and 3:15-4:00pm

English Martyrs Primary

  • North Tenter Street
  • Scarborough Street
  • West Tenter Street

8.30am – 9.15am and 3pm – 3.45pm

Answer:

School

Streets and properties affected

Restricted times

(Monday to Friday)

Globe Primary 

  • Cyprus Street
  • Gawber Street
  • Moravian Street
  • Shepton Houses - Numbers 1-64

8.15 – 9.15am and 2.50 – 3.50pm

Hague Primary 

  • Finnis Street (all properties between Wilmot Street and Three Colts Lane junction)

8.15am – 9.15am and 3pm – 4pm

Harbinger Primary 

  • Cahir Street (all properties between Marsh Street and Westferry Road junction)

8.15am – 9.45am and 3pm – 4pm

Harry Gosling Primary

  • Commercial Road – Numbers 80-86 (Including the Skyline Plaza Building)  and No.88 (Manu court)
  • Henriques Street – between commercial road and Fairclough street

8.15 – 9.15am and 3 – 4pm

Harry Roberts Nursery

  • Commodore Street
  • Emmott Close
  • Sandalwood Close

8.15 – 9.15am and 3 – 4pm

Hermitage Primary

  • Hermitage Wall 
  • Orton Street
  • Hellings Street

8:30-9:30am and 3-4pm

John Scurr Primary

  • Cephas Street - Numbers 2 - 14F

8.15 – 9.15am and 3 – 3.45pm

Answer:

School

Streets and properties affected

Restricted Times

 (Monday to Friday)

Lawdale Junior 

Mansford Street – 130 Mansford Street (Charles Dickens House), Apartment 2 Bantry House, Lawdale Junior School, 117 & 117A Mansford Street

Old Bethnal Green Road – Oaklands School, School House & 20-20A
Adrian Boult House
8.30am-9.30am and 3pm-4pm

Malmesbury Primary

  • Coborn Mews
  • Coborn Street
  • Regal Place

8.15am – 9.15am and 3pm – 4pm

Marion Richardson Primary 

  • Head Street/Senrab Street (all properties between Commercial Road and Antill Terrace)

8.30am – 10am and 3pm – 4pm

Olga Primary School

  • Lanfranc Road

  • Conyer Street

  • Medway Road   

  • Olga Street

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

Answer:
P-T
School Streets and properties affected Restricted times (Monday to Friday)
Stebon Primary School Wallwood Street (all properties between St Paul’s Way and Thomas Road junction) 8.30am – 9.30am and 2.45 – 3.45pm
Stepney Park Primary Smithy Street  8.40am - 9.20am and 3.10pm - 3.50pm
St Paul and St Luke Primary School

Baythorne Street

Leopold Street

Perley House (Weatherly Close) 

Steinman House (Ackroyd Drive)  

8:15am – 9:00am and 3:00pm – 3:45pm
St Saviours Primary School

Chrisp Street (between Brabazon Street and Morris Road)

Godalming Road,

Hobday Street,

Carmen Street (between Bowen Street north kerb and Hobday Street)

Brabazon Street (between Alton Street and Chrisp Street).

 8:15 - 9:15am & 2:30 – 3:30pm
Answer:
U-Z
School Streets and properties affected Restricted times (Monday to Friday)
Wellington Primary 

Wellington Way (between its junction with Merchant Street and Tidworth Road)

Archibald Street

Ireton Street

Tidworth Road

Dimson Crescent
8:30 - 9:15am & 3 – 3:45pm
William Davis Primary School

1, 5-31 Wood Close
Flats B1, A, B, C, D, E 89 Cheshire Street

8:15-9:15 and 3:00 - 4:00pm

 

The restricted times will not operate in the school holidays or at weekends. 

How will I know if it is a school street? 

There will be signs at the entrances of the affected streets. 

Why do I need a permit?

Vehicles will not be able to enter school streets between the restricted times unless they have a school street permit.  

If a vehicle enters a school street during the restricted times without a school street permit then a penalty charge notice will automatically be issued. 

Who can apply for a school street permit?

  • Residents whose vehicles are registered or insured on a school street
  • Blue badge holders
  • Parent or carer taking a child with special educational needs (SEN) to school
  • School staff at the school
  • Businesses based on school streets

Can a visitor voucher or paper scratchcard be used to enter a school street?

No - During these restricted times any visitor voucher or paper scratchcard will not be valid when entering the affected school streets.  

Can a blue badge holder apply for more than one school street permit?

No - During these restricted times any visitor voucher or paper scratchcard will not be valid when entering the affected school streets.

Can a parent or carer apply for a school street permit?

No – you will not qualify for a permit unless you or your child is a blue badge holder, or your child has SEN.

How will a school street be enforced?

We are using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to automatically check if a vehicle has a school street permit.

If a vehicle enters a school street during the restricted times without a school street permit a penalty charge notice will automatically be issued.

What happens if my vehicle is parked on a school street, during the restricted times without a school street permit?

You will be able to leave without a penalty charge notice being issued.

However, if you then return during the restricted hours, a penalty charge notice will automatically be issued.

What should I do if I’m expecting a delivery?

You should arrange for your item to be delivered outside of the restriction times, and if the vehicle is parked before the restricted times then they will be able to leave without a penalty charge notice being issued.

Do I get a permit to display in my vehicle?

No – we are using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to automatically check if a vehicle has a school street permit.

However, we will send you a confirmation email as soon as your application is processed.

What documents do I need to provide for a school street permit?

What documents do I need to provide for a school street permit?
Applicant Documents required for a permit 

Resident 

UK registration Certificate or Insurance Certificate and Policy 

School staff 

 

School letter to confirm that you are an employee, and insurance certificate to show that you are insured for commuting 

Parent/Carer 

School letter to confirm that the child has SEN, and 

Either your UK Registration Certificate or 

Insurance certificate 

Blue badge holder 

 

Blue badge, and 

Either your UK registration Certificate or 

Insurance Certificate and Policy   

Blue badge holder (does not drive) 

 

Blue badge, and 

Department for Work and Pension benefit letter for the current tax year, and 

Another occupant’s UK registration Certificate or Insurance Certificate and Policy showing your address 

Business employer/owner 

 

Company letter to confirm that you are an employee, and insurance certificate to show that you are insured for business use or commuting to a place of work

Do I need to apply if I already have an active virtual (paperless) permit? 

Yes – but the application process will be shorter and quicker because we already have your details. 

What happens after I submit my application? 

We will send you an email to let you know if your application has been approved within five working days. 


Please do not use the school street during operational hours until you have received confirmation that your application has been approved.


Tips on uploading your documents 

If you are not sure how to scan and upload your documents, read our  tips on uploading documents.

What happens after I complete my application? 

We aim to process your application within 5 working days and email you as soon as we process your application. 

What should I do if I need to park on a school street before my application is processed? 

You can park on another street or if you are already parked in the school street before the restricted times you will be able to leave without a penalty charge notice being issued.   

However, if you then return during the restricted hours a penalty charge notice will automatically be issued. 

How do I request a change of vehicle or address?

You must tell us immediately if you need to change the vehicle registration or address by completing the application form. 


Please do not use the school street during operational hours until you have received confirmation that your application has been approved.


How do I apply for a school street permit? 

Apply for a school street permit 

Apply for a school street permit online.