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Saddleworth School

Saddleworth School
High Street
Uppermill
Oldham
OL3 6BU

School hours: 8.40am to 3.20pm (1pm on Wednesdays)


Before 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 start of the school day on A670 High Street, Uppermill congestion between 8-9am.

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.

Saddleworth

There is also multi-way signals (between 8am and 4pm) on Standedge Road, Diggle until Friday 12 March. This if from the junction of Huddersfield Road.

This will be followed by temporary signals from Friday 12 March for three days on Standedge Road, followed by two days on Huddersfield Road.


School bus services

The dedicated 184, 356, 825, 826, 828 and 829 school bus services operate from the school.

  • 184 - Oldham - Greenacres - Diggle - Huddersfield Town Centre
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 356 - Oldham - Diggle - Mossley - Stalybridge - Ashton-under-Lyne
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 825 - Uppermill - Dobcross - Delph - Greenacres - Oldham
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 828 - Uppermill - Greenfield - Grasscroft - Quick - Brookbottom
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 829 - Werneth - Chadderton - Clarksfield - Grasscroft - Uppermill
    Click here for the route and timetable.


Commercial bus services

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.

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.


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.