School Streets Closures

Check which roads will be closed outside schools at peak times.

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Who the streets are closed for
  3. The schools involved
  4. Why the closures are needed
  5. What happens next

Overview

The school streets scheme involves closing the roads near schools at peak times.

These closures aim to improve:

  • Congestion
  • Air quality
  • Road safety 

We're working with Sustrans to trial the scheme in the Borough.

The trial started on 18 September 2023 at Simonside and St Mary's RC primary schools.

A consultation took place between 18 September 2023 and 18 March 2024.


Who the streets are closed for

The streets outside certain schools will be closed to traffic when pupils arrive in the morning and go home in the afternoon.

This includes parents stopping to drop off or pick up their children.

You can still use these streets as normal if you:

  • Live on those streets
  • Work at or are a customer of businesses on those streets
  • Have a Blue Badge
  • Are an emergency vehicle

Children, parents, and carers will be encouraged to walk or cycle to school.


The schools involved

The scheme is being trialled at Simonside and St Mary's RC Primary schools.

It started on 18 September 2023.

The following streets will be closed on school days from 8am to 9.15am and from 2.30pm to 4pm.

  • Glasgow Road
  • Ayr Drive
  • Arran Drive
  • Crieff Grove

For further information see Glasgow Road area, Simonside, Jarrow.


Why the closures are needed

The scheme means that there is less traffic when children arrive at and leave school.

This helps keep pupils safe and reduces harmful air pollution outside schools.

It will also help families become more active as they will need to walk or cycle to school.

The schemes are supported by local Councillors and the schools involved.


What happens next

The consultation has now closed.

We will review your feedback and decide if the restrictions should be made permanent.  

The trial will carry on whilst we make our decision.