School Streets

School Street is a road outside a school with temporary restrictions on motor traffic at school drop off and pick up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic.

These temporary restrictions at drop off and pick up times will help reduce congestion and pollution in and around schools. School Streets also encourage active travel, which can help to improve physical and mental health for parents and children. The result is a safer, healthier, and better environment for everyone.

How it works

When a School Street is implemented, we will close a street to turn it into a pedestrian and cycle zone during pick-up and drop-off times. Motorised vehicles will not be able to enter this closed area unless they have been given an exemption.

The scheme will be enforced by temporary barriers. New gateway signs will also be put in place in the restricted area.

Parents or carers who are not able to walk or cycle to school due to distance can park their vehicle outside of the School Street zone and complete the final part on foot.

Residents within a school street zone

Residents living within the School Street zone will to be able to use their cars during the restricted hours. We encourage movements of residents’ vehicles to be kept to a minimum, to contribute to the success of the scheme. If you have visitors, where possible, ask them to avoid arriving or leaving when the restrictions are in force.

Any existing parking restrictions in place on the road will continue to operate as normal. Anyone parking in contravention of these will be liable for the relevant penalty notice.

We do ask that every effort is made to encourage deliveries are made outside of the operating times.

Exempt vehicles and services

  • Emergency service vehicles, doctors / nurses on call, carers and support workers
  • Public transport and taxis
  • Postal and delivery vehicles serving properties within the School Streets zone
  • School buses and school transport that service the school within the School Streets zone
  • Funeral cortege
  • Tradespeople working on properties within the School Streets zone
  • Residents who live within the School Streets zone
  • Blue bade holders, display your badge clearly during the hours of operation

Schools taking part

We will be looking to piloting the scheme in five schools, for a period of up to 18 months. When other schools come on board, we will include the details:

Flixton Primary School

  • Closure of Delamere Road and Mardale Avenue
  • between 8:15am – 9:15am and 2:45pm – 4pm
  • in term time

Urmston School 

  • Closure of Newton Road/ Hereford Grove/ Wycliffe Road
  • between 8:15am – 9:15am and 2:45pm – 3:45pm 
  • on school days

Seymour Park Community Primary

  • Closure of Northumberland Road between Ayers Road and Lilian Street
  • between 8:15am-9am and 3pm-3:45pm
  • on Thursdays and Fridays

Tyntesfield Primary School

  • Closure of Alma Road
  • between 8:15am to 9am and 3pm to 3:45pm
  • on Tuesday 27 February

There are opportunities for parents and residents to share their views and feedback on the proposal using Trafford Citizenspace

Victoria Park Infant School

  • Closure of Henshaw Street
  • between 8:40am-9:10am and 2:40pm-3.10pm
  • term time school days from Monday 4 March

How to volunteer

If you would like to volunteer on the School Street, email

Contact us

If you have a question or require further information, contact the Traffic Team.