New guidance on school play streets published

Thumbnail of new 'Guidance on running a play street' documentA practical new guide aimed at helping more schools run play streets, launches this week from Hackney Play Association, working in partnership with Hackney Council.

The idea of schools running play streets started with Thomas Fairchild School in Hoxton, in 2013, when pupils, parents and staff reclaimed the road outside school to play, chat and have fun! Since then our project has assisted 10 schools and children’s centres to run play streets, mostly in Hackney, and more recently we’ve supported schools in Islington and Camden too.

Our new guide includes:

  • Great reasons to start a school play street
  • Experiences from schools and children’s centres taking part
  • Practical tips on the process of consulting
  • Checklist on how to run your play street safely and templates to help

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Download our ‘Guidance on running a school play street’ here (available in full colour and also print-friendly versions). To get a free hard copy or if you’d like to chat about starting up, email: Claudia Draper at

Further information on school play streets here:  Also also see our special film featuring school play streets in action.

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