Residents fury as parents argue over parking spaces, block driveways, and stop on double yellow lines in frenzy of cars and buses on 'UK's busiest school run'
Parents fight and argue over parking spaces, put their cars on double yellow lines and even block in local residents on the daily school run.
Some parents of pupils at the Harris Academy primary school and next-door secondary school in Thurrock, Essex don't even leave space for other cars to get through, locals claim.
One woman who lives nearby complained she that she struggles to park on her own driveway on what is described as the 'UK's busiest school run'.
The Harris Primary Academy Mayflower school in Thurrock, Essex is pictured above. The primary school has more than 600 pupils, and the secondary school next door has more than 1,000
The mother, who wishes to stay anonymous, said: 'It's awful. If you stand here between 3pm and 4pm it's non stop, there is so much beeping, you even get people arguing in the road because they have blocked someone in or they are parked badly.'
The Harris Primary Academy Mayflower school has more than 600 pupils, and the secondary school next door has more than 1,000.
Residents are fearful that so many cars could even lead to an accident involving their own children.
Klabi Mwniar, 38, lives right near the entrance to Harris Primary and worries about the impact of the congestion on children.
The two schools are pictured above on the map in Thurrock, Essex, but residents on a nearby street claim their road becomes a scene of chaos during the school run
She said: 'We care about our kids and it is worrying as there could be an accident as there is so many cars, it's very stressful.
'People park their cars all up the road wherever they want and they don't follow the rules.'
However, not all residents find the streets unusually busy 'on the hour'.
Iohela Bica, 33, who has lived between the two schools for three years, doesn't think the traffic is excessive in comparison to other schools.
'A lot of cars come down the road for drop off and pick up time, it gets very busy but it is a school so of course it is busy.
'It is no different to any other school, they are all the same.'
Harris Primary Academy Mayflower and Harris Academy Chafford Hundred have been approached for comment.
Some parents of pupils at the Harris Academy primary school and next-door secondary school in Thurrock, Essex don't even leave space for other cars to get through, locals claim. The secondary school is pictured above