Sutton School Streets

Sutton School Streets - Update

Sutton Council was delighted that over 1,500 residents responded to the School Streets consultation in March 2021 and that there was general support for the proposed School Streets schemes. 

In light of this support, the Council at its June meeting of the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee agreed to the implementation of 11 School Street schemes across the borough. This will include the completion of the statutory process. The process began on Thursday 8 July 2021 and will close on 29 July 2021. After this period it is anticipated that the implementation of the schemes will start during August and September with a view to going live at the end of October 2021. 

How it Works

The proposed School Street in your area will help make the road safer, calmer and healthier for pupils at school start and finish times, reinforcing the principles of ‘school -  keep clear’ road markings and encouraging more sustainable modes of transport to and from school.

The School Street will operate during school term time only and the exact timings will vary according to each school’s requirements (see link to your School Street area below). Unless you are exempt, your vehicle would be prohibited from entering the School Street during its hours of operation. The restrictions will be enforced via the use of Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).


Residents, and those caring for residents, will be issued permits allowing vehicles to enter the School Street area during the hours of restriction. These will only be issued to premises located within the zone, or those who require access to property (e.g. garages). These will be issued via application to the Council in the Autumn. Households would be limited to having three such permits at any one time, excluding those for use by carers.

Further exemptions would apply to vehicles of those dropping off or picking up students with special educational needs or disabilities (the details of these vehicles would be registered with the school) and emergency service vehicles, school buses and certain other service and utility vehicles. Details of how to apply for exemption will be made available on this website in the near future, so please check back for updates. 

On a daily basis, although we would ask all drivers to limit their car use as much as possible during school pick up and drop off times, any vehicle that is already within the School Street area before the start of the operating hours would be permitted to leave.

Further information

To view the Traffic Management Order: 

To find out more about the statutory process in your area: