Getting to Shevington High School
As you will see from the enclosed map our students travel from various locations across the borough. Whilst the majority of our students attend from our neighbouring feeder primary schools we admit students from several schools in the region.
As a parent it can be a daunting prospect as your child may have to travel further to school and may make this journey independently for the first time. We have enclosed our current popular travel routes, including information about our Orrell/Upholland bus services.
In addition the following websites are extremely useful when considering your child’s journey to high school.
Transport for Greater Manchester
The majority of our students travel by bus and we encourage them to use sustainable transport as much as possible. To support this we have secure bike storage for up to 60 cycles available and employ our own crossing patrol person as part of our school travel plan.
Parents are welcome to drop off their children near school by car, however access to site is not permitted during peak periods. For safety reasons, we ask parents to park a safe distance from school to minimise disruption to our neighbours and the main roads adjacent to school.
All support for home to school transport is managed by Wigan Council for more information visit https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Education/Home-to-school-travel/Home-to-school-travel.aspx
Orrell and Pemberton School Buses
Shevington High School provides a private bus service operated by Grayway Coaches for our students living in the Orrell and Upholland areas. The stops that are available on each route are shown in the table below along with pick up times.
|Billinge/Orrell Route||Upholland Route|
|Hare and Hounds 8.05am||Victoria Hotel, Upholland 8.10am|
|One Stop Shop Crank Road 8.06am||Dingle Road/ Hallbridge Gardens 8.11am|
|Running Horses 8.10am||Upholland Balti, Parliament Steet 8.12am|
|Holgate Primary 8.15am||Opposite Raj gate, Abbey Lakes 8.13am|
|Munroe Avenue Bus Stop (morning
|Orrell Road/Heyes Road 8.14|
|Rivers Street (afternoon only)||Gathurst Road (past traffic lights) 8.18am|
|Gathurst Road (opposite Derwent Road) 8.19am|
|John Rigby College 8.20am|
The payments for the bus are collected on a termly basis. The cost of the bus per term is currently £135.00 with reviewed each year.
If you would like your child to use the Orrell or Upholland bus service please process payment online via SCOPAY. You will need to select the bus stop your child wishes to use. Payment must be made at the latest by Wednesday 15th July 2020. Passes must be purchased before the service can be used in September 2020.
If you have any questions in relation to the above please don’t hesitate to contact school.
Bus Timetable Update:
For the latest bus timetable information always check the TfGM site. Please find below our latest issued version.
Please note the 945 service has been replaced by the Y56 and Y60 with effect from September. These services require students to carry a Yellow Service Pass and their IGO Pass.
Yellow Bus Pass
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, TfGM won’t be issuing Yellow School Bus passes for the start of the new academic year in September.
Instead, all Yellow School Buses will operate as regular dedicated school buses, meaning no passes will be needed and any child can board any service. This will allow more students to use the buses at a time when the overall capacity on the network is still likely to be reduced.
Students will still need an igo card to pay concessionary fares.
The igo pass
- 5 to 16 year olds can apply for an igo pass which lets them buy low-cost bus tickets in Greater Manchester.
- igo passes can be purchased for children aged 5 and over, but they are compulsory for concessionary travel when you are aged 11-16.
Do you qualify?
To get an igo pass you must be:
- aged between 5 and 16
- live in, or go to school in, Greater Manchester
Costs and benefits
The pass costs £10 and lasts until 31 August after your 16th birthday.
Once you have an igo pass you will be entitled to:
- concessionary fares on Greater Manchester buses
- special discount tickets, like a System One Bus Saver, to save more if you travel regularly
Your igo pass also gives you official proof of age which is required to buy low-cost tram tickets.
Apply for a pass
To apply for a pass you need to download an application form below or pick up a form from a TfGM travelshop.
Fill in the form and attach:
- a passport-sized colour photo of yourself
- proof of your name and age – a copy (not original) of your birth certificate, adoption certificate, medical card, passport or EU/EEA card
- payment details (for the £10 fee)
Post everything to the address on the form, or take it to a Travelshop if you can only pay by cash.
Your pass should come within two weeks.
If you lose your igo pass
It’s £10 for a new pass. You can pay over the phone on 0161 244 1000. You must pay the full fare until it arrives.
IGO pass – application form