Parking permits

School Parking Enforcement

Sutton Council promotes travel by walking or public transport as we are concerned about the safety of school children at the beginning and end of the school day, given the large number of cars stopped in and around the borough’s schools.

We operate a prioritised enforcement roster to tackle school parking issues where they are most prevalent through the use of Civil Enforcement Officers and CCTV where possible. We also work closely with the Police in areas where there are significant issues.

We issue penalty charge notices to people who illegally stop on zig-zag lines outside schools and also those that stop on yellow line restrictions, footways and block access to residential premises by parking adjacent to dropped kerbs.

We advise parents to park considerately, safely and legally when dropping off and picking up their children to and from school and to be respectful to local residents and other parents. Parking further away and walking in can assist in reducing traffic congestion, make it safer and provide an opportunity to undertake exercise. Ask your School for their travel plan which will contain measures being taken by the School to promote safe and friendly travel to and from School.

Following a decision taken by the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee, in September 2016, the Council no longer issues permits for Parent Priority Parking. Existing permits will remain valid until they expire however will not be renewed. If your school is in a Controlled Parking Zone then parking without a valid pay and display ticket, in permit bays or on yellow lines may lead to you being issued a Penalty Charge Notice