Sale Grammar School encourages students who may wish to cycle to school as it improves their health and fitness and reduces traffic congestion, making conditions safer for everyone. However, responsibility for whether your child is competent to negotiate such hazards, as may present themselves on the route from home to school and back, must be yours and yours alone. Sale Grammar School does not accept liability for any consequences of that decision.
Parents are advised to take out appropriate insurance cover as the school’s insurance does not cover loss or damage to bicycles.
Students are strongly advised to wear a correctly fitted cycle helmet and use appropriate reflective clothing and bike lights when visibility is poor.
Conditions for cycling to school
- All bicycles must be in a roadworthy condition
- Students must ride sensibly and follow the Highway Code
- Students must be willing to complete a basic cycling certificate
- Cyclists must dismount and wheel their bicycle when on paths or school grounds
- All bicycles must be locked securely in the approved cycle parking area
It is important that we know the number of students cycling to school even on an irregular basis, in order that we can make appropriate security and safety arrangements.
If you wish your child to cycle to school, please complete the Cycling Agreement Form by clicking here.
We have an excellent bus service to transport our students to and from school.
Whilst the school can provide some information relating to bus timetables, more detailed information should be obtained from the bus operator.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has a proof-of-age card that allows young people to pay the ‘child fare’ when travelling on public transport click here for more information .
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have made changes to school bus fares click here for more information.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have introduced a half price 16-18 get me there bus ticket click here for more information.
With effect from September 2019
The following bus services run close by - more details can be found at www.tfgm.com:
Manchester Community service 18 - Wythenshawe, Baguley, Northern Moor, Sale, Stretford, Urmston, Davyhulme
Arriva service 19 – Wythenshawe, Baguley, Northern Moor, Sale, Ashton upon Mersey, Woodheys, Broadheath, Altrincham
Go North West service 41 – Manchester, West Didsbury, Northenden, Northern Moor
Diamond Bus service 272 – Eccles, Stretford, Sale,Brooklands, Baguley, Wythenshawe
Diamond Bus service 281 – Altrincham, Broadheath, Stamford Brook, Timperley, Brooklands, Sale
Manchester Community service X5 – Stockport, Sharston, Northenden, Northern Moor
Additionally specific schoolday only services also serve the school as follows:
Go Goodwins Service 781 – Moss Side, Withington, Didsbury, East Didsbury, Gatley
Bel Vue service 780/782 – Hale Barns, Hale, Timperley
Diamond Bus service 783 – Broadheath, Ashton upon Mersey
Changes to schoolday only services from 1 September 2019
Service 781 – will be rerouted between withington and school to run via East Didsbury and Gatley, Students at Northenden can use service 41.
Service 782 – will be rerouted to start from Hale Barns instead of Bowden Vale which is replaced by service 783/784, the service will run direct via Thorley Lane and no longer via Broomwood estate, students at Broomwood can catch the service at Thorley Lane.The afternoon journey will run as two busses, one number 780.
Service 783 - will be extended to start back from Bowdon Vale to partially replace service 782, this service will also run via Oldfield Brow but will no longer run via Ashton which is served by service 19. The afternoon service will run as 783/784 with one bus to Broadheath and Oldfield Brow and one bus to Bowdon Vale.
Changes to schoolday only services from 2nd March 2020
Service 782 will re timed to run up to 6 minutes earlier to improve punctuality. The morning journey will be operated by Belle Vue instead of Selwyns.
Service 783/784 - the afternoon journey will be operated by Belle Vue instead of Selwyns.
Moss Side / Northenden
|TfGM Contract:||0087||TfGM Contract:||0087|
|Minimum Capacity:||85||Minimum Capacity:||85|
|Operator Code:||STG||Operator Code:||STG|
|Moss Side Yew Tree Road||07:17||Sale Grammar School||15:25|
|Withington, Library||07:26||Sharston Green||15:42|
|Didsbury, Village||07:33||Gatley Station||15:48|
|East Didsbury, Station||07:39||East Didsbury Station||15:54|
|Gatley, Station||07:48||Didsbury Village||16:00|
|Sharston Green||07:54||Withington Library||16:07|
|Sale Grammar School||08:15||Moss Side Yew Tree Road||16:17|
Service 781 route: From Moss Side, Yew Tree Road/Claremont Road via Yew Tree Road, Mauldeth Road West, Wilmslow Road, Kingsway, Gatley Road, Altrincham Road via Sharston Green, Sharston Road, Longley Lane, Palatine Road, Sale Road, Northenden Road, Marsland Road to Sale Grammar School.
Returning from Sale Grammar School via Marsland Road, Northenden Road, Old Hall Road, Baguley Road, Northenden Road, Sale Road, Palatine Road, Moor End, Longley Lane, Sharston Road via Sharston Green, Altrincham Road and reverse of above to Moss Side, Yew Tree Road/Claremont Road.
Hale Barns/ Hale / Timperley / Broomwood
|TfGM Contract:||0511||TfGM Contract:||5076||0079|
|Minimum Capacity:||70||Minimum Capacity:||52||90|
|Service Number:||782||Service Number:||780||782|
|Hale Barns, High Elm Road||07:31||Sale Grammar School||15:24||15:25|
|Hale Barns, Booths||07:34||Timperley, Stonemasons Arms||15:32|
|Hale, Bowling Green||07:42||Delaheys Road/Grove Lane||15:37||15:38|
|Delaheys Road/Grove Lane||07:51||Hale, Bowling Green||15:43|
|Timperley, Stonemasons Arms||07:59||Hale Barns, Booths||15:45|
|Sale Grammar School||08:15||Hale Barns, St Ambrose College||15:52||15:52|
Service 782 route: From Hale Barns, Hale Road/High Elm Road via Hale Road, Park Road, Ashley Road, Victoria Road, Hale Road, Delaheys Road, Thorley Lane, Stockport Road, Brooklands Road, Norris Road, Derbyshire Road South, Marsland Road to Sale Grammar School.
Returning from Sale Grammar School Derbyshire Road South, Norris Road, Brooklands Road, Shaftesbury Avenue, Thorley Lane, Delaheys Road, Hale Road, High Elm Road, Chapel Lane, Wicker Lane to St Ambrose College.
Service 780 route: from Sale Grammar School via Marsland Road, Derbyshire Road South, Norris Road, Brooklands Road, Stockport Road, Thorley Lane, Delaheys Road, Hale Road, Victoria Road, Ashley Road, Park Road, Arthog Road, Bankhall Lane, Broad Lane, Hawley Lane, Wicker Lane to St Ambrose College.
Bowdon Vale / Bowdon / Hale / Altrincham / Oldfield Brow / Broadheath
|TfGM Contract:||0323||TfGM Contract:||0524||0511|
|Minimum Capacity:||47||Minimum Capacity:||47||70|
|Operator Code:||GOO||Operator Code:||BEV||BEV|
|Service Number:||783||Service Number:||783||784|
|Bowdon Vale, Priory Road||07:30||Sale Grammar School||15:25||15:25|
|Hale, Ashley Road/Stamford Road||07:34||Broadheath, Barlow Road||15:40|
|Oldfield Brow, Post Office||07:47||Oldfield Brow, Post Office||15:55|
|Broadheath, Barlow Road||08:00||Hale, Ashley Road/Stamford Road||15:46|
|Sale Grammar School||08:15||Bowdon Vale, Priory Road||15:52|
Service 783 route: From Bowdon Vale, Priory Road terminus via Priory Road, Vicarage Lane, Langham Road, Ashley Road, Railway Street, Regent Street, Booth Road, Hartley Road, Oldfield Road, Taylor Road, Stamford Avenue, Seamons Road, Oldfield Road, Manchester Road, George Richards Way, Craven Road, Barlow Road, Turnbull Road, Stamford Brook Road, Manchester Road, Washway Road, Marsland Road to Sale Grammar School.
Returning from Sale Grammar School via Marsland Road, Washway Road, Manchester Road, Barrington Road, Stamford New Road, Railway Street, Ashley Road, Langham Road, Vicarage Lane, Priory Road to Bowdon Vale, Priory Road terminus.