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The Derby High School

The Derby High School
Radcliffe Road

School hours: 8.40am to 3.15pm

After school congestion warning

The graph below compares September 2020 vehicle journey times (when there were less people travelling on the network due to COVID-19 restrictions) with September 2019 data.

Journey time data shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day on A56 Manchester Road between 3-4pm.

This could be due to more students arriving and departing to schools via car, as well as other congestion reasons such as roadworks and incidents.

To minimise this increased congestion spike, students and parents are encouraged to have a look at the public transport alternatives and dedicated school services below.

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School bus services

The dedicated 487 and 799 school bus services operate to and from the school.

  • 487 - Warth Fold - Fishpool - Bury - Walmersley - Nangreaves
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 799 - Seddons Farm Estate - Black Lane - Radcliffe - Warth Fold
    Click here for the route and timetable.

Commercial bus services

The 135 bus service is only a five-minute walk from the schools and connects with Bury, Whitefield, Prestwich, Cheetham Hill and Manchester. Services run every 10 minutes.

Duplicate bus services

Capacity on the commercial bus network continues to be significantly reduced due to coronavirus social distancing measures.

TfGM are working with operators to run around 300 additional bus journeys each weekday across the region to help students using public transport get to and from school and college safely.

Duplicate bus journeys exclusively for school and college students run behind the original scheduled service at set times, with the usual route number starting in ‘S’ to show they are school services.

Find out which routes are supported by duplicate bus services by clicking here.


The nearest stop is Bury, a 20-minute walk away from the school. Trams on the Bury line run every 10 minutes.

Check the next tram time here.


Emergency closure

There is a road closure in place on Angouleme Way between Manchester Road and Knowsley Street for emergency utility works which may delay your journey to and from school.

The closure is in both directions and is expected to be in place when schools return on Monday 8 March.

The road is expected to remain closed in both directions for 2-3 weeks and a diversion will be in place directing traffic around Jubilee Way, Peel Way, Derby Way and Rochdale Road.

Cycling and Walking

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.