School Street access permit
Southwark Council has introduced timed closures on streets around many schools in the borough to make the journey to school safer for pupils.
School Street schemes offer a proactive solution for school communities to:
- tackle air pollution and poor health
- reduce road danger
- support a healthier lifestyle by encouraging active travel to school for families
- and lead to a better environment for everyone
The way it works is by having a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The restrictions apply between certain hours depending on the school, and are displayed on motor vehicle prohibition street entry signage.
Some of the School Streets across Southwark are enforced by moving traffic enforcement cameras. If you live in a camera enforced school street, you may be eligible for a School Street access permit.
Our permit solution will automatically know whether you are entitled to a school street access permit based on your address.
School Street access permits are free of charge
To apply for a resident school street access permit or to renew a current permit, click on the box below.
If you're experiencing issues obtaining a permit online, call us on 0800 138 9081 or 0344 800 2736 (find out about call charges) Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Page last updated: 14 November 2023