Travelling to CHS

Travelling by Bus, Coach or Minibus

As parking in school is very limited, we recommend the pupil coach service as a way for most of the senior pupils to travel to School. The coaches are offered independently of CHS by Elite Services.

  • CH-A (Chorlton / Stretford / Sale / Brooklands / Baguley / Wythenshaw / Gatley / Cheadle Hulme / CHS)
  • CH-B (“The Heatons” / Parrs Wood / Didsbury / CHS)
  • CH-C (Gee Cross – Marple Bridge / Marple / High Lane / Hazel Grove / Bramhall / CHS)
  • CH-D (Tytherington / Prestbury / Alderley Edge / Wilmslow / Handforth / CHS)
  • CH-E (Mere / Knutsford / Hale Barns / CHS)
  • CH-F (Hale / Bowdon / Altrincham / CHS) – Not Currently Running
  • CH-G (Hale Barns / Bowden / Heald Green / CHS)

Elite Home to School Transport CHS Routes 2021 – Google My Maps

To find the nearest pick-up point, simply type a postcode into the search bar and the click on the nearest pick up point marker.

A late bus leaves School at 5.15pm.

Arrangements for these services can be made directly with Elite’s School Transport team (0161 480 0617 or schooltransport@eliteservicesltd.com).

A number of public service buses also operate in the local area, the nearest public bus stops are on Church Road and Gillbent Road which is a 4½ minute walk from the School Lane entrance.

 

Other ways to travel to CHS

  • Cheadle Hulme railway station is on the Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent rail lines and is approximately a 12-minute walk away from School.
  • CHS participates in the Under 16 educational season ticket scheme which over 40% discount on term time train tickets through Northern Rail. Application forms are available to pick up from Wilmslow, Sandbach, Poynton, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, Handforth, Congleton, Alderley Edge station ticket offices or you can download the form here. https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/educational-season
  • Northern Rail Saver Scheme. There is a new initiative for 16-7 years olds, giving a 50% discount for all rail fares. There is a £30 payment upfront and students can buy tickets at all times without a minimum value. For further information visit www.16-17saver.co.uk

An active lifestyle is at the core of school life and many pupils walk, scoot and cycle to school. The inner-school campus is pedestrian-friendly and vehicle-free to allow pupils, staff and visitors to walk around School safely and efficiently.

Cycle parking facilities are available outside the Netball courts and near Holden Hall and scooter parks are available in the Junior School playground to encourage sustainable travel for younger pupils and siblings when accompanying those walking to school.

Lots of planning goes on behind the scenes to anticipate congested times and several protocols are in place to welcome visitors, accommodate the different needs of parents, staff and students, and manage weekend sports and events throughout the week.

  • For organised visits, please use the Claremont Road entrance (postcode SK8 6EG). Parking is available at the front of our Main Building, including accessible spaces.
  • For driving pupils to School, please use the drop-off area at the School Lane entrance (use postcode SK8 6EF) and make use of the park and walk spaces. This area becomes congested at peak times and we ask that everyone be patient and considerate to others. Alternatively there is a drop-off and pick-up zone at our Gym Car Park off Claremont Road.
  • For sports fixtures, please use the School Lane entrance. Parking is limited during the School day so you may need to park off-campus and walk in. There are council-run car parks 9 minutes’ walk away on Mellor Road (SK8 5AZ) and 8 minutes’ walk away on Church Road / Woods Lane (SK8 7JU).

The School values a good relationship with its neighbours and if you do need to park in the streets surrounding the School, we ask that you do so responsibly and with respect for residents’ access requirements.

The School campus has a 5 mph speed limit, please adhere to this speed limit in car park areas at all times.

Where possible we encourage anyone coming to School to share lifts; it’s a great way to “buddy up” and make new friends. Car-sharing is also economical, good for the environment and could significantly reduce traffic congestion – resulting in shorter journeys for everyone.

Car-sharing is simply when two or more people share a car and travel together. It can be as formal or informal as you like. We operate a pupil/parent scheme as well as a separate staff scheme. Pupils cannot travel with staff as part of the scheme.

If you want to register, please complete our Pupil/Parent Car Share registration form (log-in required for the Staff registration here).

Only you can decide who you are happy to travel with. It is advisable to check all the legal driving documents, such as driving licence, car insurance, MOT and car tax, whether you know the driver or not.

Park up or drop off/pick up at the Hesketh (SK8 6JZ) between 8-8.40am and 2.45-3.45pm.  Enjoy the benefits avoiding the congestion and the short walk along Hulme Hall Road to the school crossing at the junction with Claremont Road.