School Streets

Lambeth Council has introduced timed closures on streets around schools in the borough to make the journey to school safer for pupils.

School Streets restrict vehicle access to streets around schools in the borough during drop-off and pick-up times.

The schemes aim to create safer and more pleasant environments outside of schools by prioritising pedestrians and cyclists and encouraging walking, cycling and scooting to school.

School Streets aim to:

  • reduce road danger at the school gates
  • tackle congestion
  • improve air quality
  • increase active travel to school 

Permanent School Streets

Lambeth introduced two pioneering School Streets in 2019. These schemes have now been made permanent at:

  • Jessop Primary School, Lowden Road, SE24 0BJ
  • Immanuel St Andrew CE Primary School, Northanger Road, SW16 5SL

These two schemes are enforced by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras between the hours of 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm. 

School Streets in 2020

20 new School Streets were introduced in 2020. These schemes are operating on an experimental traffic order we are currently collating the feedback that was provided during the 6 month engagement period.

This feedback will help us decide on whether the School Streets will be made permanent.

During a six-month informal engagement period which ran from 2 September 2020 to 2 March 2021, 1692 contributions were collected. The results found:

  • 80% commented in support of the schemes
  • 15% of comments were negative
  • 5% of comments were neutral

School Streets in 2021

Lambeth introduced 3 school streets in November 2021, which include the following schools:

  • Ashmole Primary School, Hanover Gardens, SW8 1NT
  • Sunnyhill Primary School, Sunnyhill Road, SW16 2UW
  • Julian’s Primary School (Streatham Site), Etherstone Road, SW16 2RB

These schemes are operating on an experimental traffic order and we will collate the feedback provided during the engagement period, to help us decide whether the school streets will be made permanent.

School Streets in 2022

In July 2022 we introduced a school street which includes the following schools:

  • Rosemead Preparatory School, Elmcourt Road, SE21 8HZ
  • Elmgreen School, Elmcourt Road, SE27 9BZ

These schemes are operating on an experimental traffic order and we will collate the feedback provided during the engagement period, to help us decide whether the school streets will be made permanent.