Travel to / from school

TfGM has announced that funding has been secured to continue to operate the duplicate ‘S’ services. Click here for details.

Please note that from October 13 afternoon bus services 848 and 866 will be merged into one route operating via Heald Green, Gatley, Cheadle, Bridge Hall and Edgeley and using a larger vehicle.  For full details please click here.

Cycling

We encourage Laurus Cheadle Hulme students to cycle to and from school. For more information about the benefits of cycling and how to ride safely, please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website here: tfgm.com/cycling

All students should ensure their bike is roadworthy, and that they are wearing suitable safety accessories and helmet.

Students should always follow The Highway Code.

Bus service

Our School Bus Service is operated though Transport for Greater Manchester (TGFM).

Please be aware that funding has been secured to continue to operate the duplicate ‘S’ services after October half term, details of which can be found by clicking here.

Transport has changed significantly since lockdown, so it’s important that families plan ahead for how children will get to and from school and check the latest travel advice. You should also apply now for any tickets or passes you may need.

Please consider whether your child can walk or cycle to school – it can be a safe and healthy way for pupils to make shorter trips. New cycling and walking routes have been put in place across the region as part of the #SafeStreetsSaveLives project to make it safer and easier than ever to get about on foot or by bike.

If your child needs to use public transport to travel to school, space may be limited on many services and timetables may have changed. Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM’s) Yellow School Bus services will also be running without the usual pass system in place, meaning they will operate as regular school buses so any schoolchild can use them.

When travelling to school your child should check timetables in advance, allow extra time for their journeys in case their first service is full and be patient with other passengers.

They should also follow safe travel guidance:

  • Wear a face covering on board and in stations and interchanges, unless you’re under 11 or are exempt for another reason.
  • Keep your distance from other passengers where possible.
  • Clean your hands regularly.
  • Use contactless payment or exact change only, if you can.

Children aged 11 to 16 must have an igo card to travel using a child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester. It can also be used as proof of age for travelling by tram, and child Metrolink tickets are available for igo online at getmethere.com.

If you have to drive your child to school and/or pick them up, please switch off your engine when waiting outside to reduce air pollution and consider parking further away and walking the last part of your journey.

For the latest information on timetables, tickets, changes to Yellow School Bus services and further advice on cycling and walking, visit TfGM’s Back to School hub at tfgm.com/schools.

If children need to use both Stagecoach and Bullock’s school services, they need to buy TfGM’s weekly school ticket costing £7.40 or a TfGM school return ticket costing £2.40. Both tickets are available from the driver. Operator-own tickets are ONLY valid on that operator’s services. Alternatively, if children also use buses outside of school times, they may want to buy a System One ticket which are valid on all operators’ services. The weekly ticket costs £9.70 and the day ticket cost £3. You can find full details here systemonetravel.co.uk.

Cycling information and route planner

Please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website here: tfgm.com/cycling

This includes a route planner to enable students to choose the safest route.

Follow the steps below;

  1. Click ‘Plan your Journey’
  2. Click ‘Cycle Streets’
  3. Enter your home postcode
  4. Enter the school post code SK8 5HA
  5. Click ‘Plan this Journey’
  6. Select the quietest route

All students should ensure their bike is road worthy, and that they are wearing suitable safety accessories and helmet. Students should always follow The Highway Code.

Yellow School Bus Service

The portal is expected to open for applications on 1st June and close on 30th June. It is then expected to re-open on 1st August for any services that have spare capacity following initial allocation. All students must apply for a pass each year as they are not automatically renewed.

The link to the application portal can also be found here: www.tfgm.com/buses/yellowschoolbus

Bus timetable

Bus Timetable

Please click here for the bus timetable from September 2021 to July 2022. Please note that from October 13 afternoon services 848 and 866 will be merged into one route operating via Heald Green, Gatley, Cheadle, Bridge Hall and Edgeley and using a larger vehicle.