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The Blue Coat CofE School

The Blue Coat CofE School
Egerton Street

School hours: 8.45am to 3pm (2.05pm on alternate Wednesdays)

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 between 3-5pm.

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.

Bluecoat C of E

School bus services

The dedicated 125, 126, 127, 558, 805, 823, 893, school bus services operate from the school.

  • 125 - Mottram - Stalybridge - Abbey Hills - Oldham - Oldham Mumps
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 126 - Oldham Mumps - Ashton-under-Lyne - Hyde - Haughton Green
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 127 - Oldham Mumps - Stalybridge - Dukinfield - Hyde - Gee Cross
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 558 - Diggle - Greenfield - Mossley - Grotton - Oldham Mumps
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 805 - Norden - Shaw - Heyside - Higginshaw - Oldham Mumps
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 823 - Oldham Mumps - Denshaw - Delph - Dobcross - Diggle
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 893 - Oldham Mumps - Oldham - Chadderton - Greengate - Alkrington
    Click here for the route and timetable.

Commercial bus services

The school is only a 10-minute walk from Oldham town centre via Egerton Street. Students should board services on the main roads towards Oldham Bus Station for more frequent services.

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 Oldham Mumps, a 10-15 minute walk away from the school. Trams on the East Didsbury to Rochdale line run every 10 minutes.

Check the next tram time here.