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School Streets

We are delighted to be one of three schools taking part in the School Streets trial this spring, as safety and traffic issues around our closest roads has been an ongoing concern for many years.  Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions below to find out more about School Streets and what this means for our community.

 

What are School Streets?

A School Street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic. The result is a safer, healthier and pleasant environment for everyone.

School Street schemes offer a proactive solution for school communities to tackle air pollution, poor health and road danger reduction.

 

What is the purpose of a School Street?

To create a safer and more pleasant environment for families arriving at school, while also tackling congestion and reducing risk from motorised vehicles To encourage active travel to and from school, which has many benefits to children’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. To improve air quality in the immediate area outside of the school To encourage a long-lasting mode shift away from the car

 

When are the School Street restrictions in force?

Restricted vehicle access would be in place at set times around drop-off and pick-up on weekdays during school term time. A School Street does not operate during school holidays, inset days or at weekends. Please see you school’s website for more information including maps, TTRO’s and specific closure times.

 

School Street volunteers needed

School Streets can really thrive with the support of parents, carers and the local community.

Do you like what you hear and want to be involved? We're on the look-out for volunteer stewards to help out during the trial. You would be responsible for setting up and removing lightweight barriers and signage at road junctions near school during the trial to allow children, parents and carers to walk and cycle safely.

You'll need to be good with children and be happy to answer queries from parents and the public. This position will involve some light carrying duties. Contact Kelly Head on kelly_head@st-pauls.portsmouth.sch.uk or Amy Davies amy_davies@st-pauls.portsmouth.sch.uk to apply.

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