These permits are available to enable teachers to park in permit holder bays (except Residents only bays) and shared-use bays in the zone where the school is situated.

The head teacher of a school within a controlled parking zone which has either a current approved School Travel Plan or current approved Green Travel Plan, or both may apply for teacher permits; this is in addition to the required criteria as shown below.



  1. Permits are only valid in the bays shown in the maps below.
  2. Permits will only be issued after the spare parking capacity has been assessed.
  3. All permit applications must be made by the Head Teacher rather than individual teachers.
  4. The number of School permits to be issued would be strictly limited if the uptake of residents' permits is in excess of 75%; spare capacity is less than 25% and in cases where the numbers of permits outweigh the number of available spaces.
  5. Permits will be issued only to those schools with an up to date School Travel Plan or Green Travel plan.
  6. The Council reserves the right to remove or reduce the number of permits pending on changes on parking capacity; any fraudulent act or abuse.


Cost and how to apply

The cost of a teacher permit is £188 for the school year (3 terms) or £63 per term.

Teachers with diesel vehicles will also incur a diesel levy cost of £150 for the school year or £50 per term on top of permit prices.

Teachers with fully electric vehicles will be subject to a discount of £40 off permit prices.
Please complete the Teacher Parking Permit Application Form and return it to or post it to the address below:

Merton Parking Services
Merton Civic Centre
London Road


Parking maps

If you use a teacher permit in a bay that is not marked on the relevant map you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).


Contact us

Parking Services
Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8545 4661 (10.00am - 4.00pm Mon-Fri)