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School Streets

School streets in Kingston

Our vision is to create a cleaner, greener Kingston and our streets play a major role in this plan. We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, travel around safely and feel connected to the local community. One way we can achieve this is by creating School Streets, which prioritise pedestrians and cyclists on roads outside schools at school start and finish times. This supports active travel by making it safer and easier for children and their families to walk, cycle or scoot, while also reduceing local traffic congestion, poor parking and engine idling, which improves air quality.

How it works

The street outside the school temporarily becomes a Pedestrian and Cycle Zone for one to two hours during the start and end of the school day. Vehicles are not permitted to enter the School Street between these times unless they have been granted an exemption. Find out about accessing a school street and registering for an exemption.

We use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to monitor the schemes and so residents within the schemes will need to register their vehicles with us. 

We work with schools to ensure that they are doing as much as they can to encourage sustainable travel to and from school through school travel planning.

School Streets in Kingston

Each school street scheme is trialled through Experimental Traffic Management Orders (ETMO) which allows councils to run consultation alongside the trial periods before they are made permanent or removed. The school street schemes are not feasible for every school location and so, it is important to note that these schemes are initially run as trials.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for more information. You can find out more about our current trial School Streets

Ellingham Primary School, St Philips School and Lovelace Primary School and our seven permanent School Streets.

Ways to have your say

Each scheme has its own consultation during the trail phase so please use these to give your feedback if they are open. If you have any comments, whether good or bad on permanent school streets, or any questions or issues you can call us on 0208 547 5000 or email us at schoolstreets@kingston.gov.uk.

Penalty Charge Notices

Please note, we are unable to cancel Penalty Charge Notices via this inbox. Find out more about Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) here. If you would like to challenge a PCN, you should do this as soon as possible or you may lose your right to challenge the penalty. If you have any evidence you wish to submit, you will be able to upload files during the process.

If you are unable to complete the online form, correspondence for challenging a PCN can be sent to: RBK Parking Services, PO Box 220, Lowton Way, Hellaby, S98 1NU.

Last Modified: 11/09/2023 09:56:27