Coach Services

Bury Grammar Schools Transport

New Transport Offering September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As you know, Bury Grammar Schools provide coach services offering a safe, convenient and direct journey to and from our campus. The School coach services give parents and carers peace of mind that their child will arrive at School safely.

For many years the School has provided a pre booked daily return option for our pupils but from September 2017 Bury Grammar Schools will offer two additional ways that pupils can use the School’s coach services. We hope that the new flexible offerings will support parents and carers and help with the daily routine of the school runAll options involve pre booking so that your child’s seat on the School coach is guaranteed. Tickets are issued on a first come first served basis so please book early to avoid disappointment. Where School coaches are full we do operate a waiting list.

There are 3 Flexible options for pre booked journeys:

1. Pre booked Daily Return Option for a term

BGS has offered this option for many years. It is a daily option where parents and carers pre book a daily return journey for an entire term.
This method guarantees a seat and enjoys our lowest journey fares and sibling discounts. Termly tickets are issued by the Bursar’s Office prior to the start of each term.

2. Pre booked Daily One-Way Option for a term

A new, flexible offering where parents and carers can pre book a one-way ticket, either a ‘ticket to school’ or a ‘ticket from school’ for an entire term. Please note a ticket that is used to go to school cannot be used as a ticket going from school and vice versa. This is designed to help parents and carers who can always make School journey arrangements at one end of the day but struggle with the School journey at the other end of the day.
This method guarantees a seat on the coach. Termly tickets are issued by the Bursar’s Office prior to the start of each term.

3. Single Journey Option

Designed to help parents and carers who would like their children to use the School coaches on an infrequent, ad hoc basis. The features of this new offering are:

Our current routes are:

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.

Coach Fares and Discounts

Fares and discounts for our daily return journey tickets and one-way journey tickets booked a term in advance

Coach fares for the termly tickets are billed termly in advance. Our 2017/18 coach fares for our termly pre booked return journeys remain at 2016/17 prices.

For all daily journeys booked a term in advance we offer pupils in years 11, 12 and 13 a reduced termly fare during the Summer term to reflect study leave. Sibling discounts of 20% are available for families where more than 1 child uses the coach, the first child will be charged at the standard fare and all subsequent siblings will receive a 20% discount.

Please note there are no discounts available when purchasing single journey tickets.

Please note: The Middleton coach is operated independently by Rothwells Super Travel and is not part of the new offering.

Juniors

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.

Safety

All BGS coaches are fitted with seatbelts, have DBS checked drivers and all pupils are fully insured when using the BGS coaches. The BGS coaches are for our pupils only, no other school nor the general public can use them. To reach the campus from the bus stops BGS girls have only one road to cross which has a crossing attendant. BGS Junior Boys have a small side road to cross at Tenters Street and BGS Senior Boys have to cross Bridge Road.

Behaviour

To ensure everyone using the School coach has a safe and pleasant journey we do have transport regulations that we ask all parents to sign before their child can use the School coaches. Details are available from the Bursar’s office.

How to Book/ Payment

If you would like to make a reservation, please complete the booking form available below and email it to bursarsinfo@burygrammar.com or alternatively you can post it to Kendra Ward, The Bursar’s Office, Farraday House, Bridge Road, Bury, Lancs BL9 0HG.

Click here to download the booking form

If you have any questions about our coach service, please call Kendra Ward at the Bursar’s Office on 0161 696 8600 option 3.

 

A full list of times, fares and coach stops are shown below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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