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Getting Here

School Buses

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) operate a number of school bus services that support pupil transport to St Patrick’s RC High School; these include the Yellow School Bus Service.

Information can be found on TFGM's website https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/bus-school-bus-services

Which school buses will get me here?

The following official school buses cover St Patrick's RC High School:

995 – From Cadishead, Lord’s Street/Fir Street via Lord’s Street, Cumberland Avenue, Dudley Road, Liverpool Road, Fairhills Road, Cadishead Way, Liverpool Road, New Lane to St Patrick’s High School.

996 - From Irlam, Liverpool Road/Lathom Road via Liverpool Road, Broadway, Ferry Road, Ferryhill Road, Liverpool Road, New Lane to St Patrick’s High School.

997 - From Irlam, Silver Street/Cutnook Lane via Silver Street, Morillon Road, Merlin Road, Cutnook Lane, Moorfield Road, Liverpool Road, New Lane to St Patrick’s High School.

998 - From Ordsall, District Centre via Phoebe Street, Goodiers Drive, Regent Road, Eccles New Road, Weaste Road, Weaste Lane, Eccles Old Road, Half Edge Lane, Albert Road, Albert Street, Monton Road, Peel Street, Church Street, Liverpool Road, New Lane to St Patrick’s High School.

999 - From Seedley, Bolton Road/Langworthy Road via Bolton Road, Manchester Road, Barton Road, East Lancashire Road, Lancaster Road, Eccles Old Road, Half Edge Lane, Monton Road, Monton Green, Parrin Lane, Worsley Road, Liverpool Road, New Lane to St Patrick’s High School.

Which services also run nearby?

Arriva service 10

Salford Shopping Centre > Eccles > Peel Green, Liverpool Road / outside Grapes 

Brookhouse Estate > Peel Green, Liverpool Road / outside Grapes

Diamond service 66 

Prestwich > Agecroft > Pendlebury > Swinton > Wardley > Worsley > Peel Green, New Lane / near Guildford Road

Eccles Interchange > Patricroft > Peel Green, New Lane / near Guildford Road

Go North West service 67

Glaze Estate > Cadishead > Irlam > Brookhouse > Peel Green, Liverpool Road / opposite Grapes

Shudehill > Chapel Street > Salford Shopping Centre > Eccles Interchange > Peel Green, Liverpool Road / opposite Grapes

Northern Rail – Newton-le-Willows, Eccles, Manchester

Please see the school bus timetable for details of where the buses will pick up from. 

How much is the school bus fare?

For children aged 11-16 with igo cards:

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.


For children aged 11-16 who don’t have an igo card:

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.


igo Card

All children and young people who live or attend school in Greater Manchester are entitled to travel for a child’s concessionary fare on the area’s buses, trains and trams if they are the holder of an igo pass. Children who travel by bus, including Yellow School Buses, are required to have igo cards from the age of 11 to 16 (the card expires on 31 August after the child’s 16th birthday) to enable them to travel for the current concessionary fare, which is half fare. Bus Operators may charge a higher fare if children do not have an igo pass.

Who qualifies for an igo card?

To qualify for an igo card you must be:

  • aged between 5 and 16
  • be a permanent resident of, or go to school in, Greater Manchester

Costs and benefits:

An igo card costs £10 and lasts until 31 August after your 16th birthday.

How to apply:

Visit the TfGM website: https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/igo-pass

Download an application form: Click here

Please be aware that all applications are managed by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)


Further Information

Further information relating to the regions public transport is available from the online journey planner on the Traveline website. Alternatively, you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p a minute from BT landlines. Mobile and other landline networks may charge more. Lines are open from 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 8pm at weekends).

Transport for Greater Manchester is based at 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BG.

Click on the link to the right of this page for further details and an application form for free transport assistance.

Contact Us

St Patrick's RC High School
56 New Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 7JJ