The Derby High School’s central location makes it ideally situated for travel from any part of Bury, Radcliffe, Little Lever and even further afield.
Numerous bus routes pass right in front of the school gates or 200 yards away on Manchester/Bury Road.
There are lots of buses which travel to the Bury Interchange. Many of our pupils walk to and from the Interchange daily (approx. 12 minutes).
If you need any more information regarding transport or claiming free travel please contact the School Office on 0161 764 1819.
Ticket costs and benefits
Child fares on TfGM funded school buses
From September 2023, fares on TfGM funded school buses are:
- Child Single ticket: £1
- Child Return ticket: £2
- TfGM school weekly ticket: £7.60**. This ticket is ONLY valid on schooldays on TfGM school buses. It’s available to buy on the bus or at a TfGM Travelshop. The bus driver will load it onto the igo card.
- Carnet ticket: (10 single trips) £10**. This ticket is ONLY valid on schooldays on TfGM school buses. It’s available to buy on the bus** and in TfGM Travelshops. It can only be loaded onto an igo card and will be valid for 28 days from the date of purchase.
- Child 7-day AnyBus ticket: £10.50. This ticket can be used unlimited times on any bus in Greater Manchester within 7 days. An igo card is needed to purchase this ticket either at a TfGM Travelshop, at a PayPoint store, or on the bus.
Children aged 11-16 who do not have an igo pass will also be charged the single or return fare but will not be able to buy a weekly ticket without an igo.
Students with a Scholar’s permit can also buy the £1 single ticket or £2 return (but not the school weekly ticket).
Students without a Scholar’s Permit or Our Pass will be charged £2 Single or £4 Return.
** TfGM return, weekly and carnet tickets are valid on the majority of dedicated school buses, with some exceptions. There are also bus services to schools, not included on the list of TfGM school buses, where no TfGM school tickets are available. Please check the exceptions list before travelling.
Child fares on commercial buses
Children under 5 years old travel for free on buses in Greater Manchester.
If you are aged 5-11 you can pay child fares on buses in Greater Manchester.
From the age of 11 until 31 August after your 16th birthday, you can pay child fares if you have an igo card. You must have an igo pass to travel using a child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester if you are aged 11-16.
Child fares on trams
Children under 5 years old travel for free on trams in Greater Manchester.
If you are aged 5-11 you can pay child fares on trams in Greater Manchester.
If you are aged 11-15 you can pay child fares on trams in Greater Manchester if you have proof of your age when you travel.
An igo card can be used as proof of your age and lets you pay child fares on trams in Greater Manchester until 31 August after your 16th birthday.
Metrolink also has a great special offer for school groups travelling around the tram network called ‘Kid for a Quid’. This offer means it’s only £1 return for each child and £2 for each accompanying teacher, from any stop on the network. For more information, click here
Transport To And From Radcliffe
899 Morning Bus
The 899 bus starts at Starling, Black Bull and travels via Ainsworth Road, Starling Road, Ainsworth Arms/Higher Ainsworth Road , Turks Road, Countess Lane, Kilburn Road, Westminster Avenue, Coronation Road, Turks Road, Ainsworth Road, Water Street, Spring Lane, Bury Road, Radcliffe Road to The Derby High School.
899 Afternoon Bus
This afternoon bus will pick up from the stop outside school each day and travel: Radcliffe Road, The Derby High School, Manchester Road, Dumers Lane, Bury Street, Cross Lane, Spring Lane, Water Street, Ainsworth Road, Turks Road, Coronation Road, Westminster Avenue, Kilburn Road, Countess Lane, Turks Road, Higher Ainsworth Road/Ainsworth Arms, Starling Road to Starling Black Bull
Transport To And From Walmersley And Bury
Students would need to change at Bury interchange for high frequency services to get to and from school. Unfortunately, there is no dedicated school bus.