Coronavirus information for schools and nurseries

In line with the latest government guidance, the expectation is that pupils in all year groups will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term. Parents/carers should have been notified by their child’s school of the school’s plans for reopening in September. Please visit your child’s school’s website for more information.

The latest information on school arrangements in Westminster can be found on the Family Information Service webpage, as well as resources to support your child's learning at home.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time for families and that some parents and guardians have understandable concerns about sending their children back to school. We encourage parents and guardians to have a conversation with their child’s school where a member of staff will be able to discuss their approach and address any specific concerns.

To access guidance and service information relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), please visit our SEND Local Offer webpage.

Read the Government’s guidance for full opening of schools.

School Streets

As part of Westminster City Council’s measures to safely support the easing of the lockdown, all routes to school are being assessed in line with government guidance.

From September, temporary ‘School Streets’ will resume. This involves localised improvements to increase pedestrian space at schools across Westminster, as an emergency measure from the 1 June until December 2020.

School Streets are pedestrian and cycle zones outside the school main entrance usually in operation for up to an hour and a half in the morning and afternoon (to complement the school drop-off and collection times), Monday to Friday term-time only. 

Vehicle movements will be reduced during the operating times of a School Street so that school children, their parents and carers and other visitors will have more space to walk, cycle and scooter, whilst social distancing.

The times are specific to each schools’ location with potential staggered start and finish times.

The following schools have been assessed and selected for a School Street to be in place from 1 June 2020 to end of term December 2020:



Monday to Friday times

Barrow Hill Juniors

Bridgeman Street

8:30am to 9:15am

3pm to 3:45pm

Queens Park Primary School

Droop Street

8:30am to 10am

12:45pm to 2:15pm

St Mary's of the Angel RC Primary School

Shrewsbury Road

8:30am to 10am

2:15pm to 3:45pm

George Eliot Primary School

Marlborough Hill

8:30am to 9:30am

1:15pm to 2:15pm

St Peter’s Eaton Square CE Primary School

Lower Belgrave Street

8:30am to 10am 3pm to 4:30pm

King Solomon Academy - younger year site

Crompton Street

8:30am to 10am

1:30pm to 3pm

St Clement Danes CE Primary School

Drury Lane

8:30am to 9:45am

2:15pm to 3:45pm

Essendine Primary School

Essendine Road

8:30am to 9:45am

11:15am to 12:45pm

Hampden Gurney CE Primary School

Forset Street / Nutford Place

9am to 10am

2:45pm to 3:45pm

St James and St Johns CE Primary School Craven Terrace

8:30am to 10am

12:30pm to 1:10pm

2:15pm to 3:45pm

Wetherby Senior School

Bulstrode Street

9:30am to 9:50am

3:30pm to 3:45pm

Last updated: 21 July 2020