School Street - Thomas Jones School

Closed 13 Nov 2022

Opened 26 Sep 2022

Feedback updated 9 Mar 2023

We asked

If the Council should introduce a School Street on St Mark’s Road (section between Lancaster Road and Cornwall Crescent) between 8.45 – 9.10am and 3.10 – 3.40pm Mondays to Fridays. 

You said

70 per cent of respondents supported the scheme in full, 15 per cent supported the proposals in part and 15 per cent objected to the School Street proposal.

We did

The Director for Transport and Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Lead Member for Planning, Place and Environment, has decided to proceed with the implantation of a School Street on St Mark’s Road.

Results updated 18 Jan 2023

This consultation is now closed.  The consultation report is available below.



What is a School Street?

A School Street is a road, or section of road, outside a school that becomes a pedestrian and cycle zone during the school's opening and closing times. These timed road closures aim to reduce congestion and poor air quality directly outside school gates by preventing parents' vehicles from accessing the road to drop off or collect children. Additionally, they make the area outside the school safer and can make it easier for families to choose more sustainable modes of travel. Residents living within the zone are still able to access the road with their vehicles at all times by applying for an exemption. For more Frequently Asked Questions regarding School Streets, please visit

What is proposed for St Mark's Road?

The proposed operating time for the road closure is 8.45 – 9.10 am and 3.10 – 3.40 pm, Monday to Friday during the school term, and will not operate during the school holidays.

A map of the proposed closure area on St Mark's Square (between the junctions with Lancaster Road and Cornwall Crescent). The area would become a pedestrian and cycle zone (plus exempt vehicles) during school terms between 8.45 to 9.10am and 3.10 to 3.40pm Monday to Friday.

Vehicles will not be able to enter the street during this time unless they have been given an exemption. Residents and businesses who reside within the closed section of St Mark's Square will be able to register for an exemption.  Blue and Purple Badge holders would be exempt without requiring to register for an exemption.

If implemented, we are proposing to begin the scheme from January 2023, at the start of the spring term.

Physical barriers will be used at the times of operation to prevent vehicles from entering the closed street. Signs will be placed at the relevant junctions as the above map indicates. These signs will display key information about when the scheme is in operation.

Why your views matter

We are asking what you think of our proposals regarding the introduction of a School Street closure outside Thomas Jones School on St. Mark's Road. Your responses will help us decide whether the scheme should be implemented.


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