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The Radclyffe School

The Radclyffe School
Hunt Lane

Before and 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 A669 Middleton 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.


School bus services

The Y71 Yellow School Bus Service also operates from the school.

Click here for timetables.

Commercial bus services

The 59 bus service is only a five-minute walk from the school and connects with Middleton and Oldham. Students can board and alight the service on Middleton Road (Via Hunt Lane).

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.

Rail services

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).


The below roadworks may delay your journey to and from school

⚠️ Temporary traffic signals on Middleton Rd, outside Chadderton Sports Centre from 9th to 15th March between 9:30am and 15:30pm whilst repair and maintenance works are undertaken by Electricity North West.

⚠️Temporary traffic signals on Middleton Road at the junction of Milne Street from 16th to 19th March between 9am and 4pm whilst a new pedestrian island is constructed by Oldham Council.