There could soon be 11 more streets in Croydon where cars will be banned during school drop-off and pick up times.

If approved it will bring the total of ‘school streets’ in Croydon up to 35.

The idea is to improve safety and air quality for children and encourage more to walk and cycle to school. 

The scheme started in 2017 and means drivers face fines for entering the roads outside schools where restrictions are in place.

A headteacher at one of the schools the scheme could be rolled out to said road safety is a “major concern” of hers.

Krishna Avanti Primary School principal, Bijal Pandya, said: “The roads here can become very busy with speeding vehicles, a lack of school signage and railings along the entry and exit points to the school.”

Residents living within the scheme area are eligible for an exemption permit, so they can have access at all times.

The council would also provide permits to others who need access, including emergency services.

Croydon Mayor, Jason Perry, said: “We know how important it is to make sure pupils can get to and from school safely, and School Street schemes can make a difference.

"It is important that we listen to local residents, schools, and the whole community before introducing these schemes, so I encourage as many people as possible to take part in our survey and share your views on the proposals.”

If approved, the scheme will expand to the following 11 schools:

Harris Academy South Norwood – Cumberlow Avenue

South Norwood Primary School – Crowther Road, Birchanger Road and Gresham Road

Krishna Avanti Primary School – Southbridge Place

Howard Primary School – Dering Place CR0 1DT and Barham Road

Gonville Academy – Gonville Road

Kenley Primary School and Kindergarten – New Barn Lane and Mosslea Road

Park Hill Junior and Infants School – Stanhope Road

Oasis Academy Shirley Park – Stroud Green Way and Swinburne Crescent

The Crescent Primary School and The BRIT School – The Crescent and Saracen Close

St Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy – Springfield Road and Ingram Road

Good Shepherd Catholic Primary and Nursery School – Dunley Drive and Walker Close

Public consultation on the plans is open until July 30.

Responses can be submitted online here.