Monday, 10 January 2022

Officers recommend most Brent Emergency School Streets to be made permanent

When I attended Kingsbury Green Primary School in the 1950s I cannot remember any of my fellow pupils arriving by car. Now things are very different and with St Robert Southwell Primary now a close neighbour to Kingsbury Green I witnessed some chaotic and bad-tempered scenes with drivers at home time a few years ago when I left the premises after working with pupils in Fryent Country Park.

They are two of the schools involved in the Emergency School Streets schemes introduced partly as a result of the pandemic and the need for social distancing, as well as the overall health benefits of walking to school and reduction in traffic pollution.

In contrast to the Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes the great majority of School Streets are recommended to be made permanent despite concerns about the impact of Covid related school staff absences impacting on supervision. The decision will be taken by Brent Cabinet on Monday January 17th.

There was consultation in the neighbourhood of the schools as well as with the parent body and detailed reviews published for each scheme.

Officers’ report:

Closing the road outside of a school to vehicles at pick up and drop off times helps make the route safer for pupils, promotes walking and cycling, and cuts the number of polluting cars contributing to local air pollution. It also helps the school community with social distancing as more pupils return to school.

Residents who live within the school street zone, blue-badge holders and emergency vehicles are exempt from restrictions.

An independent review has been conducted of the 30 emergency school streets schemes that have been operation since September 2020 to see if they should become a permanent arrangement or be removed.

Thank you to everyone that responded to the consultation, your feedback will be used in the decision making process. A report will be considered by the Councils Cabinet at the meeting on 17 January 2022.





School Street locations


Brondesbury Park

Queens Park Community School (.pdf, 568.6kB)

Aylestone Ave between Chudleigh Road & Christchurch Ave. Christchurch Ave between Aylestone Ave & Brondesbury Park



Malorees Infant and Junior Schools (.pdf, 568.6kB)


Church End

Brentfield Primary (.pdf, 385.7kB)

Meadow Garth by Homefield Close

Make permanent

St Marys CoE Primary School (.pdf, 394.2kB)

Garnet Road j/w Mayo Rd

Make permanent


Mora (.pdf, 396.9kB)

Mora Rd J/W Temple Rd & Wotton Rd/St Michael's Road

Make permanent

Our Lady of Grace Infants (.pdf, 417.0kB)

Dollis Hill Ave at A5 & Mount Road

Make permanent


St Robert Southwell RC Primary (.pdf, 483.9kB)

Slough Lane

Make permanent


John Keble (.pdf, 585.3kB)

Crownhill Road Manor Park Rd to Harlesden Gdns


Make permanent

MapleWalk (.pdf, 585.3kB)

Make permanent

St Claudine's Catholic School for Girls (.pdf, 585.3kB)

Make permanent


Minet Ave j/w Acton Lane

Make permanent

Kensal Green

Princess Frederica CE VA Primary School (.pdf, 489.2kB)

Purves Road

Make permanent

Kensal Rise

Ark Franklin Primary Academy (.pdf, 414.7kB)

Kempe Road between Chamberlayne Road & Peploe Road

Make permanent


Mount Stewart Infant & Junior school (.pdf, 486.3kB)

Mount Stewart Ave between Abercorn Gdns and Manning Gdns

Make permanent


Uxendon Primary School (.pdf, 577.6kB)

Greenway and Falcon Way

Make permanent


Claremont Primary School (.pdf, 577.6kB)

Make permanent


Christchurch (.pdf, 427.9kB)

Clarence Road, Willesden Lane & Torbay Road

Make permanent


Kingsbury High School (.pdf, 394.6kB)

Bacon Lane from school to Roe Lane

Make permanent


Kingsbury Green Primary School (.pdf, 459.6kB)

Old Kenton Lane

Make permanent


Northview (.pdf, 428.0kB)

Northview Cres j/w Southview

Make permanent


Annesley Close j/w Aboyne Road

Make permanent


Preston Park (.pdf, 483.2kB)

Preston Manor Upper School (.pdf, 464.8kB)

College Road Glendale Gdns & Thirlmere Gdns


Hollycroft Avenue j/w Highfield Avenue

Make permanent




Stonebridge Primary (.pdf, 485.1kB)

Wesley Rd at Hillside

Make permanent

Our Lady of Lourdes (.pdf, 485.1kB)

Make permanent


Sudbury Primary School (.pdf, 439.4kB)

Perrin Road

Make permanent


Elsley (.pdf, 478.7kB)


Oakington Manor Primary School (.pdf, 460.8kB)

Tokyngton Ave & Berkhamsted Ave at Gaddesden Ave

Oakington Manor Drive, Chippenham Avenue, Chalfont Avenue j/w Brent Way

Make permanent


Make permanent


St Joseph Infants (.pdf, 542.9kB)

Waverley Ave j/w Harrow Road

Make permanent

St Joseph Juniors (.pdf, 542.9kB)

Chatsworth Ave j/w Harrow Road

Make permanent


St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School (.pdf, 401.7kB)

Linacre at junction with Acland Road


Convent of J & M Infants (.pdf, 418.8kB)

Access Road to school between 19 & 25

Make permanent

St Joseph Primary (.pdf, 476.0kB)

Goodson Rd, Brownlow Rd & (Amendment: Northcote Rd between Brownlow Rd & Leopold Rd to be introduced also)

Make permanent

Leopold (.pdf, 412.9kB)

Hawkeshead Rd j/w Oldfield Rd & Roundwood Rd

Make permanent



1 comment:

David Walton said...

Very much as with LTN, South Kilburn being a Corporatist Land Colony was also excluded from Brents School Streets programe. We see School Streets working in adjacent Camden instead. "Learn to live with it (Covid)", how if entire Brent neighbourhoods are excluded from mitigation actions?