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To help make the journey to school safer for pupils, improve road safety, improve air quality and aid social distancing at Highgate Primary School, we are working in partnership with Haringey Council to launch a School Street on Monday 19th April 2021. A School Street is a walking and cycling zone created outside a school during peak drop-off and pick-up times, so only people walking and cycling, and those with vehicle permits, are eligible to enter the zone during certain times.

Our School Street will create a safer, more pleasant environment where children, parents and staff can travel to school by walking, cycling or other forms of active travel without the air pollution, congestion and danger caused by motor traffic.

Although it will inevitably be a little disruptive initially, I really hope the whole school community will help make this new scheme a great success. School Streets very much aligns with our values as a sustainable green school, as well as ensuring a safe drop off and pick up for our families.

Do read the information below but if you have any questions, please contact our office team or visit:

https://www.haringey.gov.uk/school-streets

William

 

More Information on Our School Street

What is a school Street?

A School Street is a walking and cycling zone created outside a school during peak drop-off and pick-up times, so only people walking and cycling, and those with vehicle permits, are eligible to enter the zone during certain times.

Where is our School Street exactly?

Our School Street zone will include Kenwood Road, Gaskell Road, Yeatman Road and Storey Road. See the draft map below.

When will our School Street start?

Monday 19th April 2021

What are the operating times of our School Street?

Monday to Friday term time only between 8.30 – 9.30am and 3.00 – 4.00pm.

Who can use the street during this time?

The School Street will remain open to people walking and cycling, disabled badge holders and residents of the street, who will have a permit and will continue to have access via car.

What happens if I drive in the School Street area during restricted times without a permit?

If you drive within the zone during the operating times, you will receive a penalty charge fee of £100.

How will the School Street be enforced?

CCTV cameras will be in operation.

Which streets can I park on if I need to drive to school?

Please find attached a map of the local streets, which allows parking at drop off and pick up hours. Do note that restrictions may apply on these streets at other times.

Is our School Street permanent?

The School Street will be initially for a 6 month trial period, during which Haringey Council will open a consultation so you can provide feedback on how you feel the School Street is working in practice. This feedback will help inform a future decision on whether to finish the trial or make the School Street permanent.

 

Highgate Primary School Street Map