Spaces for people - school measures

Measures in place outside schools

We've put in place a range of temporary measures to give more space to pupils, parents, guardians, carers and teachers to physically distance around our schools.

The road closures and prohibitions, with the exception of Sciennes, will not be enforceable over the summer break however the planters will remain on the network ready for the beginning of the new term in August.

Types of measures in place

Restricted access

This means that the streets, or sections of the street near the school, can only be accessed by permitted vehicles such as residents of the street, blue badge holders, school staff, deliveries, waste collection and emergency services. This does mean however that visitors and parents must enter these streets on foot as their vehicles are prohibited:

  • Bonaly Primary School at Bonaly Brae
  • Brunstfield Primary at Montpelier and Brunstfield Avenue
  • Buckstone Primary at Buckstone Loan East and Buckstone Circle
  • Carrick Knowe Primary School at Lampacre Road and Tylers Acre Avenue
  • Craigour Park Primary School at Moredun Park Street
  • Ferryhill Primary School at Wester Drylaw Avenue
  • Gracemount Primary School at Gracemount house Road
  • Gylemuir Primary School at Broomhall Drive and Wester Broom Place 
  • Holy Cross RC Primary School at Craighall Terrace
  • Juniper Green Primrary School at Baberton Mains Wynd and Baberton Mains Bank
  • Longstone Primary at Redhall Grove
  • Niddrie Mill / St Francis RC Primary Schools at Moffat Way and Collier Place
  • Parson Green Primary School at Paisley Drive
  • Pirniehall Primary School at West Pilton Crescent
  • South Morningside Primary at Canaan Labne
  • St George's School at Crarae Avenue
  • St John Vianney RC Primary School at Ivanhoe Crescent and Woodstock Place.

Road closures

This means that the below streets, or sections of the street near the school, are only accessible by walking, cycling and scooting:

  • Sciennes Primary School at Sciennes Road

Parking restricitons

Below are areas where double yellow lines may have been installed or new restriction of loading, waiting and parking have been introduced:

  • Echline Primary School on Bo'ness Road
  • Nether Curry Primary School at Thompson Crescent
  • Ratho Primary School on North Street
  • Balerno High School at Bridge Road
  • Queensferry Primary School at Burgess Road
  • St Marks RC Primary School at Firhill Crescent

More pedestrian space

Below are marked areas along the school frontages to provide more space for physical distancing:

  • Boroughmuir High School at Viewforth
  • Dalry Primary School at Springwell Place and Cathcart Place
  • Hermitage Park Primary School at Hermitage Park
  • Leith Walk Primary School at Brunswick Road
  • Lorne Street Primary School at Lorne Street
  • James Gillespies Primary School at Warrender Park Road
  • Preston Street Primary School at East Preston Street and Dalkeith Road
  • Royal High School at Barnton Avenue
  • Rudolph Steiner School at Spylaw Road
  • Victoria Primary School at Annfield