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Our Lady’s R.C. High School

To Know, Love and Serve God


School Bus Information

School bus update - June 2020

From 15 June 2020 the school bus services will be running Tuesday - Thursday for those students in school. The buses will run as per the timetable below. For any other public bus services, parents will need to consult the timetables on the TfGM website.

Please note, from 15 June 2020, face coverings are mandatory on all forms of public transport.


Students should only use the bus if there is no other option available to them. Students are encouraged to walk or cycle to school if possible. Secondary school students who are eligible for the free bus travel pass can apply for a voucher towards the cost of a bike instead of claiming the bus pass. If this is something you may be interested in, there is more information at the link below.  

IGO Pass

All pupils need an igo pass to allow them to travel on buses at a child rate. Information about how to apply for an igo pass can be found on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Yellow Bus – Y9

The dedicated Yellow School Bus is a service whereby your child’s seat is prebooked. The advantages are that there is the same driver every day, have a strict code of behaviour and only collect school pupils. Your child’s place needs to be booked and paid for in advance of the school year starting.

The Yellow School Bus only has one route which is detailed in the map below.

Please note that places are limited and seats are reserved for individual students, rather than allowing anyone to get on the bus. The number of seats is determined by the bus company and routes are based upon the catchment profile of students’ addresses. Regrettably, once seats are allocated, students will have to use public transport.

TfGM Special School Services

There are two special school buses that run to and from the school. These are:

Stagecoach service 717 – Strangeways, Hightown, Cheetham Hill

Stagecoach service 718 – Moston Vale, Moston, White Moss

A full schedule of the stops and times of these buses is below.

You do not need to reserve a seat for your child on these services. They can pay the driver daily, or buy a weekly or monthly ticket which may be cheaper. Your child will need their igo pass to travel at the child rate.


TfGM Public Bus Services

There are also public bus services which run close by but not directly to the school which may be more appropriate for your child dependant on where you are travelling to. This includes:

Go-Ahead service 41 – Manchester, Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Alkrington, Middleton

Stagecoach service 56 – Manchester, Collyhurst, Lower Crumpsall

Stagecoach service 156 – Manchester, Collyhurst, Lower Crumpsall, Heaton Park, Rhodes, Middleton


Please note, these are public bus services and do not come to the school, your child will have to make their own way to and from the public bus stop.