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Oulder Hill Community School

Oulder Hill Community School
Hudsons Walk
Rochdale
OL11 5EF

School hours: 8.25am to 3pm


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 start and end of the school day on B6452 Sandy Lane between 8-9am and 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.

Oulder Hill


School bus services

The dedicated 872 and 881 school bus services operate to and from the school.

  • 872 - Norden - Catley Lane Head - Greave - Spotland - Shawclough
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 881 - Greave - Spotland - Rochdale - Sudden - Castleton - Trub
    Click here for the route and timetable.


Commercial bus services

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