Ealing School Streets

Who can access the School Street

Access to the School Street is limited to vehicles registered at properties and businesses within the designated area and certain Blue Badge holders. Some other vehicles that are approved by Ealing Council and included in the Traffic Management Order will receive dispensation, such as emergency service vehicles and contract school transport dropping or picking up pupils from the school or their home address if it is within a School Street scheme. They must all apply to register their vehicle to enter the closure without penalty. Other vehicles, entering the School Street during operational hours will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

For an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) enforced scheme please apply online for a permit. For the barrier enforced schemes please contact schoolstreets@ealing.gov.uk with your name and full address and a permit will be posted to you. Permits are issued at no cost to the applicant.


Residents within the School Street zone will be provided with dispensation to exempt them from the restrictions, provided that their vehicle is registered to an address within the designated scheme. School Street permits for residents are free of charge and there will be no limit on the number of permits residents can apply for. 


Businesses within the School Street zone will be provided with dispensation to exempt vehicles registered to an address within the designated scheme. Employee vehicles are not exempt. School Street permits are free of charge. 

Blue Badge Holders

The following blue badge holders can apply for a permit:

  • Those that work at a school or business within the School Street
  • Those that need to drop a member of staff or child to a business or school within the School Street
  • Parents or guardians of a child with a Blue Badge attending a school in the School Street.

They must apply for ‘Special Dispensation’ for their vehicle and must upload a clear, colour copy of both sides of their Blue Badge, along with proof of address.

Traffic Order Exemptions

The Traffic Regulation Order will exempt the following:

  • Motor vehicles being used for any emergency services
  • Motor vehicles registered with the council as having a valid permit
  • Motor vehicles being used for the following purposes and only if that motor vehicle cannot be used for that purpose in any other length of road or at any other time and where the observance of the prohibition would be likely to hinder the use of that motor vehicle for that purpose:-
    • For the removal of obstruction to traffic
    • The maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of any part or parts of the road
    • The maintenance, repair, replacement or improvement of any street furniture, notice or sign
    • In connection with building, excavation or demolition operations
    • In connection with the maintenance, repair, laying, erection or alteration in or adjacent to the road of any pipe, main or apparatus for the supply of gas, electricity, water or any electronic communications apparatus as defined in the Communications Act 2003
    • In connection with the enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions pursuant to Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

What if I am already parked inside the scheme when it comes into operation?

All vehicles parked in the scheme can leave the area at any time. The restriction is for entry only.

View further information on School Street permits.