A scheme banning parents from driving on streets outside schools is set to be extended to eight more locations in Croydon.

Under the School Streets scheme, pedestrian zones are imposed in areas surrounding schools at the beginning and end of the day.

Building on pilots at three schools, plans to expand the project to eight new streets are set to go before the traffic management advisory committee next Wednesday.

The Council says the scheme makes the school journey safer for children and reduces car use.

Councillor Stuart King, cabinet lead for transport and environment, said: “I’m delighted with how popular our School Streets proposals have been. The pilot schemes were a huge success, encouraging hundreds of families to leave the car at home and walk, cycle or scoot to school.

“I hope more pupils across the borough will be able to benefit from the scheme as we work towards creating one of London’s largest programmes of School Streets.”

The roads being considered are outside:

• Norbury Manor Primary

• Downsview Primary & nursery

• Harris Academy Purley

• Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School

• Winterbourne Junior Girls School

• Winterbourne Junior Boys Academy

• Winterbourne Nursery and Infant School

• Harris Primary Academy Kenley

• West Thornton Primary Academy

• Cypress Primary

The new schemes would be introduced in phases between September and January.

The first would be for Norbury Manor Primary, Downsview Primary & Nursery, Harris Academy Purley and Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School

A trial order to introduce a larger temporary scheme for Fairchildes Primary School and Meridian High School is being considered separately.

Jo Hussey, head of Fairchildes Primary School, said: “We want our children and families to be safe going to and from school and hope that with a safer road parents will be happier for children to ride their bikes to school or come on their scooters.”