Transport to and from the School is an important issue for our parents/guardians and pupils, the majority of whom live more than 5km away. We have taken a proactive approach in this area and are committed to providing sustainable travel and a range of transport options.
Travel by bus or public transport
For services other than Swans and Swinton Travel (which are arranged through the School), please contact bus companies directly to book your seat and purchase your pass.
Please note that girls should arrive at bus stops at least 5 minutes prior to the pick-up time stated. All timings are dependent on traffic conditions.
The current Travel Guide is available here (updated 14 Sept 2020)
Bus services are available from the following locations:
Withington Girls’ School and Manchester High School for Girls run a SHUTTLE BUS service, connecting both schools with the major travel links into Manchester. Pupils must purchase a pass from the School in advance (half-termly, termly or annual) via ParentPay.
Whether your daughter travels into Manchester by train or tram, or you work in the city centre and would find it more convenient to drop your daughter off at one of Manchester’s mainline stations, this could be the perfect service for you. Many girls come in from places such as Bolton, Bury, Whitefield and Warrington and connect with the Shuttle with the greatest of ease. The Shuttle bus then drops them directly at the School gates.
It is a flexible service and girls can either pay £1 per journey (on the day) or parents can buy a termly pass.
Passes for the City Centre Shuttle and Worsley Shuttle services are available through ParentPay, all other contracts and payments are made directly with the coach companies.
Travel by Bicycle
A small number of pupils and a regular group of staff cycle to school each day. We are able to provide covered cycle storage and were fortunate to obtain a grant of matched funding from Sustrans providing additional storage.
Travel by Car
A number of parents choose to drop their daughters off on their way to work in the morning and use a bus service in the afternoon. We are able to help parents who wish to car-share, either in the morning or the afternoon.
Collection and drop-off points for school buses have been carefully planned to minimise inconvenience to local residents and to ensure the safety of our pupils. We would like to thank all parents/guardians for their cooperation in driving and parking safely and would be grateful for continued support in this regard.
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