A scheme to stop parents driving their kids to a school in Notting Hill has been deemed a success on its first day.
In a bid to improve air quality and make the school run “safer and more relaxed”, Colville Primary School has started placing barriers at the end of its road during peak times with the six-week trial beginning on Tuesday.
Mother of two girls, Nadia Feiner, 43, was helping to supervise the barrier in Colville Road, which will go up at between 08:35-09:05 and 15:00-15:30.
“I think anything that helps improve our air quality is really important,” Ms Feiner said.
Another mum, Emma Kwan, 41, from Westbourne Grove, said: “This road would normally be chockablock, totally bumper to bumper with cars. I think it’s brilliant because I’m quite conscious of pollution, especially being close to the A40."
Hailing the scheme’s early success, head teacher Jagdeep Birdi said he would "advocate this for schools all over London. We want to reduce the number of children developing asthma. By doing that, we think this will improve attendance and outcomes for the pupils."
At the end of the trial, it will be reviewed by Kensington and Chelsea Council, which worked with the school on the plan, and could make it permanent.