Bury Grammar Schools provide coach services that offer a safe, convenient and direct journey to and from our campus.
We are delighted to announce that our new transport partner for 2016/17 is Tranzcare Travel Limited, a local firm and specialist provider of executive coach and minibus services.
Tranzcare Travel will provide executive standard coaches and minibuses for our pupils with much of the fleet branded with our school name and logo.
New stops for 2016/17
By popular demand and so that we provide coach services to as many pupils as possible we have provided new stops in:
- Greenmount, Tottington
- Whitefield, Prestwich, Manchester Road.
Our 2016/17 routes are
- Rossendale: Waterfoot, Newchurch, Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Ramsbottom and new stops for 2016/17 - Holcombe Brook, Greenmount, Tottington
- Norden/Bamford: Edenfield Rd, Bamford precinct, War Office Rd
- Rochdale Central: Shawclough, Whitworth Rd, Town Hall, Bury Rd
- Middleton: Birch, Rhodes, town centre, Mainway, Hollins Lane, Heywood
- Bolton: Chorley New Rd, Egerton, Turton Bottom bridge, Edgworth, Longsight Rd, and new stops for 2016/17 Ainsworth
- Worsley/Swinton/Eccles: Newearth Rd, The Cock Pub, Monton Green Rd, Partington Lane, Agecroft Rd, new stops for 2016/17 Prestwich, Whitefield, Manchester Road.
Drop off and pick up points at Bury Grammar School are at designated bus stops on Jubilee Way, within 2 minutes walk of the School campus.
Here are our details of specific bus stops and prices.
We offer sibling discounts of 20% to BGS families where more than 1 child uses the coach. The first child will be charged at the standard fare with all subsequent siblings receiving a 20% discount.
Pupils in years 11, 12 and 13
Pupils in years 11, 12 and 13 pay a reduced termly fare during the Summer term to reflect study leave.
We realise that School coaches are not suitable for our youngest pupils but parents may wish to consider this option for children in the later years of the Junior Schools. There will be priority seating at the front of the coaches for Junior School pupils. Junior Girls have only one road to cross which has a crossing attendant; Junior Boys have a small side road to cross at Tenters Street.
All BGS coaches are fitted with seatbelts, have DBS checked drivers and all pupils are fully insured when using the BGS coaches. Many of the coaches are fitted with CCTV. The BGS coaches are for our pupils only, no other school nor the general public can use them.
Booking and Billing
Coach places are allocated on a first come first served basis, so please do not delay if you would like to book a space. We operate a waiting list where there is excess demand for a route.
All coach reservations are for an academic year, are calculated on a daily basis and fares are billed termly in advance.
For example, if your route is priced at £4 each day the termly bill for a pupil will be:
Autumn term £4/day x 64 days = £256 billed at the start of the Autumn term
Spring term £4/day x 54 days = £216 billed at the start of the Spring term
Summer term £4/day x 52 days = £208 billed at the start of the Summer term
Please note that this example is just for illustrative purposes only and costs will be lower for year 11, 12 and 13 pupils and siblings.
If you would like to make a reservation, please complete the booking form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you can post your form to Kendra Ward, The Bursar’s Office, Farraday House, Bridge Road, Bury, Lancs BL9 0HG.
If you have any questions, please contact Kendra on 0161 696 8600.