Albemarle Primary School - School Streets Scheme

Closes 12 Apr 2021

Opened 25 Sep 2020


A School Street is where a road with a school temporarily closes to become a pedestrian and cycle zone-only during the school's opening and closing times, to enhance the safety of school children.

There are many benefits of Schools Streets including keeping the area outside the school gates free of congestion, reducing idling vehicles and improving air quality, encouraging active travel to school, aiding social distancing, creating a pleasant and calm atmosphere at the start and end of the school day and, of course, improving road safety.

As part of the Covid-19 response, the council is temporarily introducing urgent trials of the School Streets scheme across several schools in the borough.  The full list of the school street schemes can be viewed on the School Street pages of our website.  A map of the proposed changes for this school street can be seen here.

A School Street will operate on Princes Way between Albert Drive and Weydown Close. The hours of operation are as follows: Monday to Friday 8:30 to 9.30am and 2:30 to 3.30pm, term time only.

The council has secured funding to implement additional School Streets in Autumn 2020 across the borough via an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO).

What is an Experimental Traffic Order?

ETOs are used to deliver immediate and short-term measures that require monitoring and further review giving the council the opportunity to trial measures.

The schemes could only be made permanent via a Permanent Traffic Order following a formal decision by the council’s Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

There is a statutory 6-month period following implementation whereby anyone may comment in writing and this feedback will help us determine whether or not the scheme should be kept, amended or withdrawn.

An ETO can be amended or withdrawn at any time. The council will monitor the trial schemes and review the data collected. The council then has the option to make amendments to the schemes during the trial period to improve their effectiveness.

Have your say

If you have a question about the School Streets Scheme generally, you may find the answer in our Frequently asked questions about School Streets page. 

The Council is keen to hear the views of local residents, the school community and businesses throughout the trial period. The trials for this school commence on 21 September 2020 and feedback can be submitted via the 'Your comments' link below.

If you require a paper copy of the survey or a different language/format, please contact with 'Urgent School Streets' in the subject line.

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