A new school street has been introduced for the start of the school year.

Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School is the latest to become part of the low-traffic scheme, which restricts traffic around a school during drop-off and pick-up times.

The Tottenham school street came into force yesterday (September 5) and spans Weir Hall Road between Oak Avenue and Barclay Road.

The road will be restricted to traffic between 8.30am to 9.15am, and 2.30pm and 3.45pm on weekdays during term time.

Those with disabled children should contact the school to secure an exemption.

This will be the 24th school streets scheme in Haringey, which now spans 6km of the borough’s roads and affects 11,000 children.

Haringey Council aims to have a total of 61 school streets in place by 2026.

The authority claims that the school run makes up around a quarter of all traffic in the borough.

Cllr Mike Hakata, Haringey’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, environment and transport, said: “As children across the borough return to school, it’s vital they can travel in streets safe for walking and cycling.

“Our rapidly expanding School Streets do just that as part of our comprehensive Streets for People programme, which is focused on reducing traffic, cleaning our air and creating vibrant neighbourhoods for everyone.

“I’m delighted we’re introducing a new School Street at Devonshire Hill and another community will have the opportunity for healthier and active lives.”  

A school street for Highgate Junior School is currently in operation in Bishopswood Road under an experimental traffic order.

An informal consultation on the scheme will run until September 29 before the council makes a final decision on making the school street permanent.