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School travel advice

Updated: 4pm Thursdsay 25 February 2021

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Make sure children don’t miss the bell πŸ””

We’re actively encouraging commuters and passengers on buses, trams and trains to help pupils and students get to and from school by avoiding the school β€˜peak periods’. By not travelling during these periods, you will help free up capacity on public transport and the roads around schools and colleges.

For parents, here are some handy tips and different travel options to help children and students get to and from school on time (and make sure they don’t get a detention for being late!):

  • Rock and roll/stroll! - Walk or cycle to school (especially for shorter distances). This will help free up space for students who live further away to travel by public transport.

  • Bus - Check below on the high frequency bus services which travel on the main roads to and from a school. This will ensure that if one bus is full, your child won't have to wait long for another one.

  • Tram - All services will run to a 10-minute frequency. Check details here.

  • Rail - Check services are running to schedule (at this time of year the weather can affect all transport) and if an earlier service is available.

  • Back-up plan - Make sure they have one! If their bus, tram or train is at capacity or is delayed, how can they get to school? It might be quicker to walk to school or to board another service.

  • Dropping off at school or college by car? - Park up a few streets away so your child can walk the last leg into school. It'll be quicker and safer for everyone. And if you're waiting, please switch off your engine to reduce air pollution.

Below we have highlighted a number of schools and colleges in Greater Manchester where there may be capacity issues on public transport or where road congestion can be a problem.


Bolton

Canon Slade

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day.Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Canon Slade

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus

Be prepared! As there aren’t many frequent bus services that pass the school, allow plenty of time to arrive at the stop.
The most frequent option is the 507 service. The 480 and 533 services only run every hour while the 541Β runs every 30 minutes.

🟒 Rail

Hourly service to Hall In’the Wood. Check the status of services before leaving home here.


Harper Green School

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B6199 Plodder Lane between 7.30am-8am and 2.30pm-3pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Harper Green

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Rail Moses Gate train station is only a 15-20-minute walk away from the school.


Bolton UTC

🟒 Bus and Rail

The UTC is only a 10-minute walk from Bolton Interchange. Allow extra time to reach the interchange and walk to the college. The number 7 bus runs every 15 minutes directly to the college for students who live in the Wigan, Westhoughton and Deane areas. Aim to get on this service 15 minutes before you usually would in case a service is full.

🟒 Cycling

The college has ample parking to safely store your bike. Cycling to the college will reduce time spent in traffic, is healthy and free!


Bury

The Derby High School, Bury Church of England High School and St Gabriel's RC High School

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

St Gabriels

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus

The 135 bus service is only a five-minute walk from the schools and connects with Bury, Whitefield, Cheetham Hill and Manchester. Services run every 20 minutes. Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 20 minutes before you usually would.

🟒 Walking and Cycling

The schools are only a 20-minute walk from Bury town centre (even quicker on bike). Save money and even time by walking/cycling to school.

🟒 Tram

The nearest stop is Bury, a 20-minute walk away from the school. Trams on the Bury line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service. Check the next tram time here.

πŸ”΄ Roads

With all three schools in close proximity to each other congestion in the school travel periods is a common occurrence. Encouraging students to make shorter trips by walking/cycling will help keep everybody moving. If you have to drive students to school drop off a mile away for a short 20-minute walk to school.


Elton High School

🟒 Bus

The 469 bus service is only a 5-10 minute walk from the schools and connects with Bury, Walshaw and Tottington. Services run every 10 minutes. Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 10/20 minutes before you usually would.

🟒 Walking and Cycling

The schools are only a 30-minute walk from Bury town centre (even quicker on bike). Save money and even time by walking/cycling to school.

🟒 Tram

The nearest stop is Bury, a 30-minute walk away from the school. Trams on the Bury line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service. Check the next tram time here


Parrenthorn High School

🟒 Bus

The 135 bus service is only a 15-minute walk from the schools and connects with Bury, Whitefield, Cheetham Hill and Manchester. Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 20 minutes before you usually would. A less frequent, but direct, service to the school is the 90 and 96 service connecting from Prestwich.

🟒 Tram

The nearest stop is Prestwich, a 30-minute walk away from the school. Trams on the Bury line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service. Check the next tram time here

🟒 Walking and Cycling

The schools are only a 30-minute walk from Prestwich (even quicker on bike). Save money and even time by walking/cycling to school.


Manchester

Loreto High School

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A5145 Barlow Moor Road between 2.30-3.30pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the start of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Loreto High School Chorlton

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus - The school is only a short walk to Chorlton Bus Station and Southern Cemetery Bus Interchange where frequent services operate.

🟒 Tram - Barlow Moor Road tram stop is only a five-minute walk to the school. Trams operate every 10 minutes and can connect to other lines on the Metrolink network.


Burnage Academy for Boys

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A34 Kingsway between 3-4pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Burnage Academy Boys

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus - The regular 50 bus serves Manchester, Longsight, Burnage and East Didsbury. Students can board and alight the service on Kingsway, only a short walk from the school.


Cedar Mount Academy

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B6178 Mount Road between 2.30pm-4pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Cedar Mount

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus

The 150 bus serves Gorton, Longsight, Levenshulme, Fallowfield and Trafford. Students can board and alight the service on Mount Road next to the Academy.

The Academy is also only a short walk from A57 Hyde Road where several frequent buses serve Manchester, Gorton, Denton and Hyde.


Co-op Academy North Manchester

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A6104 Victoria Avenue between 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Coop Academy North

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus The school is within walking distance of Rochdale Road (to the west of the school) and Moston Lane (to the east) where frequent services can connect students to several areas including Manchester, Middleton and Moston.


William Hulme and Whalley Range

🟒 Bus

From the north (Manchester City Centre/Moss Side) and the south (Withington/Northenden/Whythenshawe) of the school, pupils should board the 101/102/103 services which operate along A5103 Princess Road frequently. These services stop within a couple of minutes’ walk of the schools.
Pupils from the east (Fallowfield) and west (Chorlton/Stretford), should board the 150 service (runs every 30 minutes – get to the stop early).

If travelling from the Chorlton and Whalley Range area the 85 bus runs every 10 minutes – Alight at Alexandra Road and walk the short distance to the school.

🟒 Tram

The nearest stop is Withington, a 10-15 minute walk away from the school. Trams on the East Didsbury to Rochdale line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service. Check the next tram time here.

🟒 Cycling

The school sits a couple of minutes ride away from the segregated Oxford Road corridor cycle route stretching all the way to Didsbury.


East Manchester Academy

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

East Mcr Academy Graph

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus

  • 216 bus serves Manchester, Clayton, Droylsden and Ashton-under-Lyne and runs every 10 minutes. Alight at Alan Turing Way and walk around five minutes to the school.

  • 219 bus serves Manchester - Beswick - Openshaw - Fairfield - Ashton-under-Lyne and runs every 10 minutes. Alight at Alan Turing Way and walk around five minutes to the school.

  • 53 bus serves Crumpsall - Monsall - Beswick - Lonsight - Hulme - Old Trafford - Salford and runs every 30 minutes. Alight at Alan Turing Way and walk around five minutes to the school.

🟒 Tram –

The nearest tram stop to the school is Velopark, a five-minute walk from the school. Trams on the Eccles – Ashton line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service. Check the next tram time here.


Trinity

🟒 Bus

The 85/101 run at least every 10 minutes and go direct to the school. Aim to get on a service 10 minutes earlier than normal as capacity is restricted. The school is also just a 5-10 minute walk from Oxford Road where bus services run every couple of minutes to destinations across Greater Manchester.

🟒 Cycling

The school sits a couple of minutes away from the segregated Oxford Road corridor cycle route stretching all the way to Didsbury. To the east of the school students can also travel safely on the segregated cycle route on Stretford Road.

🟒 Rail/Tram

The school is only a 15-minute walk from the centre of Manchester. If you can travel into the city by rail/tram (or bus) a short walk will get you to the school.


St Peter's RC High School

🟒 Bus

From the east and west of the school, use the frequent 10-minute services on A57 Hyde Road (201/203 services) and the 192 services on A6 Stockport Road which runs every five minutes. The school is under ten minutes' walk from both roads.Β 

From the north and south of the school, the 53 bus runs every 30 minutes. Alight in Longsight and walk the short trip to the school.


Oldham

Saddleworth School

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A670 High Street, Uppermill congestion

Saddleworth

Alternatives to driving

🟒 Bus The 84 and 184 buses serve Oldham, Lees, Diggle and Uppermill (among other areas). Students can board and alight services on High Street in Uppermill, a couple of minutes walk from the school.

🟒 Bus The 350 bus serves Ashton-under-Lyne - Mossley - Greenfield - Delph - Oldham. Students can board and alight services on High Street in Uppermill, a couple of minutes walk from the school.


The Oldham Academy North

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A671 Oldahm Road between 8am-9am and 2.30pm-3.30pm where journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Oldham Academy North

Alternatives to driving

🟒 Bus

The 181 bus serves Manchester - Chadderton - Royton - Wrens Nest and stops directly outside the school.

The frequent 409 bus serves Ashton-under-Lyne - Hathershaw - Oldham - Royton - Rochdale. Students can board and light the service on Oldham Road, a couple of minutes walk from the school.


Crompton House School

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B6194 Rochdale Road between 8am-9am and 3pm-3.30pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Crompton House

Alternatives to driving

🟒 Bus

The 181 bus serves Chadderton, Royton and Shaw. Students can board and alight in Shaw and walk to the school in around 5-10 minutes.


The Blue Coat CofE School

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school at the end of the day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Bluecoat C of E

Alternatives to driving

🟒 Bus

The school is only a 10-minute walk from Oldham town centre. Students should board services on the main roads towards Oldham Bus Station for more frequent services. These bus services will likely have more space on them also.

🟒 Tram

The nearest stop is Oldham Mumps, a 10-15 minute walk away from the school. Trams on the East Didsbury to Rochdale line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service. Check the next tram time here.


Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College

🟒 Bus

The 181/182 run directly to the school along Boradway connecting Manchester, Moston, Chadderton, Oldham and Shaw. There will be a bus every 30 minutes towards the school so check the timetable before you leave home – It’s recommended you board a service 30 minutes before you normally would to make sure you arrive on time as capacity on all services is limited.

🟒 Tram

The nearest stop is South Chadderton, a 20-minute walk away from the school. Trams on the East Didsbury to Rochdale line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service. Check the next tram time here


The Radclyffe School

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school both at the start and end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Radclyffe

Alternatives to driving

🟒 Bus

The 59 bus service is only a five-minute walk from the school and connects with Middleton and Oldham. Services run every 15 minutes. Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 15 minutes before you usually would.

🟒 Rail

Mills Hill station is a 15-minute walk to the school (or quicker on your bike). Check rail services are running before you leave home and have a backup plan (just in case they are not operating).


Oasis Academy Oldham

🟒 Bus

The school is only a 15-minute walk from two major roads which are served by frequent bus services. To the west is A62 Oldham Road which students can use the 83 bus connecting from Manchester, Failsworth and Oldham. To the east is Ashton Road and the 409 service connects Ashton, Oldham and Rochdale. Students should aim to board all services before you normally would to make sure you arrive on time as capacity on all services is limited.

🟒 Tram

The nearest stop is South Chadderton, a 20-minute walk away from the school. Trams on the East Didsbury to Rochdale line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service. Check the next tram time here


Rochdale

Oulder Hill Community School

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B6452 Sandy Lane between 8-9am and 3-4pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, particularly at the start of the day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Oulder Hill

Alternative to driving:

🟒 Bus - The 468 bus serves Bury - Jericho - Bamford - Bagslate - Spotland - Rochdale. Students can board and alight services on Sandy Lane.


St Cuthbert's RC High School

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A672 Oldham Road between 2-3pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

St Cuthbert's

Alternative to driving:

🟒 Bus - The 409 bus serves Ashton-under-Lyne - Hathershaw - Oldham - Royton - Rochdale. Students can board and alight services on Oldham Road nexxt to the school.


Salford

AldridgeUTC@MediaCityUK

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A5063 Trafford Road is busier between 2.30pm and 4pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below

Aldridge UTC

Alternatives to driving

🟒 Metrolink

The Eccles via MediaCityUK line has trams every 10 minutes. Students can board and alight services at Broadway for a quicker journey.


Co-op Academy Walkden

🟒 Bus

The V1 and V2 bus services are only a five-minute walk from the schools and connects with Leigh, Ellenbrook, Swinton, Salford and Manchester. Services run every 10 minutes. Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 10-20 minutes before you usually would.


St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College

πŸ”΄ Roads πŸ”΄

The roads around the schools are especially busy in the morning (traffic heading towards the M60). If you have to drive your child to school consider dropping off further away from the school to avoid the congestion.

Alternatives to driving

🟒 Bus

The 10 and 67 bus service is only a five-minute walk from the schools and connects with Eccles, Salford, Irlam, Cadishead and Manchester. Services run every 10 minutes – Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 10-20 minutes before you usually would.

🟒 Rail

Patricroft station is a 10-minute walk to the schools (or quicker on your bike). Check rail services are running before you leave home and have a backup plan (just in case they are not operating).


Stockport

Reddish Vale High School

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B5169 Broadstone Road between 8-8.30am and 2.30-3.30pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Reddish Vale

🟒 Bus - The 203 bus serves Stockport, Reddish, Gorton and Manchester. Students can board and alight the service on Stockport Road in Reddish, a short walk from the school.


Werneth High School/Harrytown School

🟒 Bus

The 383 and 384 services run directly to the school from the areas of Stockport, Bredbury, Romiley, Marple and Offerton. Aim to get on a service 15 minutes earlier than normal as capacity is restricted. Check the timetables before you leave home.

🟒 Walking and Cycling

The schools are in walking and cycling distance of Bredbury, Woodley and Romiley – It may be quicker than waiting for a bus service and healthier too.

πŸ”΄ Roads πŸ”΄

The roads around the schools are especially busy in the morning (traffic heading towards the M60).


Marple Hall School

🟒 Bus

The 383 and 384 services run directly to the school from the areas of Stockport, Bredbury, Romiley, Marple and Offerton. Aim to get on a service 15 minutes earlier than normal as capacity is restricted. Check the timetables before you leave home.

🟒 Walking and Cycling

The schools are in walking and cycling distance of Marple, Marple Bridge and Offerton Green (up a big hill!). It may be quicker than waiting for a bus service and healthier too.

🟒 Rail

Rose Hill Maple station is a 15-minute walk from the school. Students should check their journey is operating before leaving home.


Tameside

St Damian's RC Science College

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B6194 Lees Road between 8am-9am and 2.30pm-3.30pm

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

St Damian's

Alternative travel options:

🟒 Bus The 231 bus serves Ashton town centre, Hurst, Little Moss and students can board and alight the service opposite the school.


Fairfield High School for Girls

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A635 Ashton Old Road between 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Fairfield

Alternative to driving:

🟒 Bus - The 219 bus serves Manchester, Beswick, Openshaw, Fairfield and Ashton-under-Lyne. Students can board and alight the service on Ashton Old Road, a couple of minutes walk from the school.


Alder Community High School

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B4648 Stockport Road between 8am-9am and 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Alder Community High School

Alternative to driving:

🟒 Bus - The 202 serves Hyde, Haughton Green, Denton and Gorton (towards Manchester). Students can board and aligght the service on Stockport Road, a short walk from the school.


Audenshaw School

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A6017 Denton Road between 2pm-3.30pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school in the afternoon. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Audenshaw

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus - The 347 bus serves Ashton, Guide Bridge, Denton and Haughton Green. Students can board and alight the service on Denton Road, a couple of minutes walk from the school.


Longendale High School

🟒 Bus

The school is served by the 237 bus serving Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge, Hadfield and Glossop – Students should check timetables before they leave home and get an earlier than usual service to make sure they get to school on time.


Denton Community College

🟒 Bus

The 347 & 201 will drop you off within a five-minute walk of the school. Aim to get on a service 10 minutes earlier than normal as capacity is restricted. Check the timetables before you leave home.


Great Academy Ashton

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B6194 Lees Road between 8am-9am and 2.30pm-3.30pm

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Great Academy Ashton

🟒 Bus The 231 bus serves Ashton town centre, Hurst, Little Moss and students can board and alight the service from Lees Road.



Trafford

Stretford Grammar

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A5145 Edge Lane between 3pm-3.30pm

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for quicker journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Stretford Grammar School

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus - The 23 bus serves Urmston, Stretford, Chorlton, Didsbury and Stockport. Students can board and alight the service on Edge Lane.

🟒 Tram - The school is only a five-minute walk away from Stretford tram stop with a regular 10 minute service to Sale, Altrincham and Manchester.


Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

πŸ”΄ Before and after school congestion warning πŸ”΄

B5163 Ashley Road between 8am-9am and 2.30pm-4pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Bus

There aren’t many or frequent bus services that go close to the school so it’s essential that if you’re going to use one that you check the timetable before leaving home. Make sure you’re at the stop five-10 minutes before the bus is due to arrive. The services that do operate are the Cat5 and the 287. They run within five minutes’ walk of the school.

🟒 Rail

Hale station is a 15-minute walk from the school (or quicker on your bike). Check rail services are running before you leave home and have a backup plan (just in case they are not operating).

πŸ”΄ Roads πŸ”΄

The roads around the schools are especially busy in the morning (traffic heading towards the M56 and Altrincham). If you have to drive your child to school, consider dropping off further away to avoid the congestion.


Saint Ambrose College

🟒 Bus

There aren’t many or frequent bus services that go close to the school so it’s essential that if you’re going to use one that you check the timetable here before leaving home< Make sure you’re at the stop five-10 minutes before the bus is due to arrive. The services that do operate are the 288 (connecting to Didsbury, Northenden and Altrincham) and the 88 (connecting to Altrincham, Knutsford and Wilmslow). They run within two minutes’ walk of the school.

πŸ”΄ Roads πŸ”΄

The roads around the schools are especially busy in the morning (traffic heading towards the M56 and Altrincham). If you have to drive your child to school consider dropping off further away from the school to avoid the congestion.


Altrincham Grammar School for Girls & Loreto Grammar School

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A56 Dunham Road between 3pm-4pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Loreto Grammar School

Alternatives to driving:

🟒 Tram

The nearest stop is Altrincham, a 10-15 minute walk away from both schools connecting from Manchester, Stretford and Sale. Trams on the Altrincham line run every 10 minutes. Students should arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual to board a service and allow extra time for their walk to the school. Check your tram time here.

🟒 Rail

Altrincham station is a 10-15 minute walk to the schools (or quicker on your bike). Check rail services are running before you leave home and have a backup plan (just in case they are not operating). The train connects to Stockport, Manchester, Knutsford and Cheshire stations.

πŸ”΄ Roads πŸ”΄

The roads around the schools are especially busy in the morning (traffic heading towards the M56 and Altrincham). If you have to drive your child to school, consider dropping off further away from the school to avoid the congestion.


Wigan

Dean Trust Rose Bridge

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A577 Manchester Road between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Dean Trust

🟒 Bus

The frequent 7 bus serves Bolton - Deane - Hunger Hill - Westhoughton - Wigan. The also frequent 8 bus serves Leigh - Firs Lane - Tamer Lane End - Hindley - Wigan. Students can board on alight both services on A577 Manchester Road, only a minute walk from the school.


Hindley High School

πŸ”΄ Before school congestion warning πŸ”΄

A577 Atherton Road between 7.30am and 9am.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the start the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Hindley High School

🟒 Bus

The frequent 8 bus serves Leigh - Firs Lane - Tamer Lane End - Hindley - Wigan. Students can board or alight both services on A577 Atherton Road, only a five-minute walk from the school.


Standish Community High School

πŸ”΄ Congestion warning before and after school πŸ”΄

A49 Preston Road between 7.30am and 9am and 2.30pm and 4pm.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially on the A49 Preston Road. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

Standish

🟒 Bus

The 362 is only a five-minute walk from Preston Road and runs from Wigan town centre, Standish and Coppull. Services run every 15 minutes. Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 15 minutes before you usually would.

🟒 Walking and Cycling

The school is only a 15-minute walk from Standish (even quicker on bike). Save money and even time by walking/cycling to school.


Bedford High School and St Mary’s Catholic High School

🟒 Bus

From the east and west of the school use the frequent services that operate on A572 Manchester Road between Leigh and Astley. These include the 34 & 126 & 594 services. Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 20 minutes before you usually would to make sure you get to school on time.

🟒 Walking and Cycling

The schools are only a 30-minute walk from Leigh town Centre and Astley (even quicker on bike). Save money and even time by walking/cycling to school.


St Edmund Arrowsmith, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Byrchall High School

πŸ”΄ After school congestion warning πŸ”΄

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day. Students are encouraged to walk and cycle to school for shorter journeys, or use the public transport options highlighted below.

St Edmund

🟒 Bus

The 320 bus service is only a five-minute walk from the schools and connects with Ashton-in-Makerfield and Wigan. Services run every 30 minutes. Check the live times before you leave home and aim to board a service 30 minutes before you usually would.

🟒 Rail

Bryn station is a 20-minute walk to the schools (or quicker on your bike). Check rail services are running before you leave home and have a backup plan (just in case they are not operating).