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Travel

Around 800 of our students use some form of public transport to get to Calday Grange Grammar School.

Responsibility for many of the school bus services rests with Merseytravel. However, we have been proactive in making the school accessible for students living in other areas. We work closely with local transport providers to ensure safe, reliable transport for students from Wallasey, Chester and beyond.

Staff are on duty to supervise students in the morning when they arrive at school, and again at the end of the day to ensure they safely board the correct bus. Students are expected to abide by the school travel code of conduct.

Support with the cost of travel on these buses is available.

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Walking and Cycling

We encourage students to walk or cycle when possible. This allows students to gain independence and physical fitness levels are linked to positive health outcomes. We have a secure, covered bike rack at the front of school where students may leave their (locked) bicycles. Please note that bicycles are left at the owner's risk.

Travelling by Car

If students are brought to school by car, we encourage parents to share when possible. Students should be dropped safely outside the school site.

Public Transport

There is a good network of public transport and train links to West Kirby. Trains from Birkenhead and Wallasey take approximately 30 minutes to reach the station in West Kirby. Public buses stop in West Kirby and Newton.

Support with the cost of travel on these buses is available.  

School Bus Travel from Local Areas

School buses are available from local areas and operate on a ‘pay as you go’ basis or by purchasing a pass from Merseytravel. These services stop at the school, either on Grammar School Lane or in Column Road. 

 

Als Coaches run the A1 double decker bus service to Neston areas. This service is a ‘pay as you go’ service. For more information about this route and cost please contact Als Coaches on 0151 653 0222.

 

Merseytravel timetable

Bus Services from Wallasey,  Chester and North Wales

Calday Grange Grammar School, in conjunction with West Kirby Grammar School, operate bus services for students of both schools who live in these areas.

The C Series service serves the Wallasey and New Brighton area and is operated by Als Coaches using  double decker buses. The W Series, serves the North Wales, Chester and Ellesmere Port and is operated by Carvers Coaches using luxury coaches.

Financial 
Support

Support with travel costs is available for Pupil Premium students who travel to school from areas across Wirral, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales using school operated transport or Merseytravel buses. The scheme applies to students in Years 7 to 11 who meet the eligibility criteria for Deprivation Pupil Premium. An annual assessment will be carried out to determine eligibility. The scheme is funded by Pupil Premium funding received from Central Government.

The scheme is available for students in Year 7 to 11 only. Students in the Sixth Form will continue to be supported by the 16-19 Bursary.

 

Financial Support

Do you use Merseytravel Buses?

If you are eligible for Pupil Premium we will pay for your child’s Young Person Term Time SOLO pass. This will allow your child to use any Merseytravel bus from Monday to Friday until midnight during term time.

Just click on the link below and when we have validated your eligibility. We will prepare an electronic voucher for you and send it directly to Merseytravel, once this has been processed by Merseytravel we will advise you when your voucher is ready for collection from any of the Merseytravel outlets. Staff at the travel outlets will then print your voucher and request identification, either a valid Passport or Birth certificate. No payment will be required. 

Do you use School Operated Transport?

If you are eligible for Pupil Premium we will pay £450 towards the annual pass for students who travel to school on school operated transport from Wallasey.

  • Wallasey Area - an annual pass for 2020/21 would normally cost £550. Our support would bring the cost of this down to £100 that may be paid in 8 monthly instalments of £12.50 by Direct Debit.

  • North Wales - W Series stops 01 and 02 - an annual pass for 2020/21 would normally cost £1050. Our assistance means that this would cost £600 and this can be paid in 8 monthly instalments of £75 by Direct Debit.

  • Ellesmere Port and Chester Areas - W series bus stops 03 to 13 - the annual pass for 2020/21 would normally cost £950 reduced to £500 which can be paid in 8 monthly instalments of £62.50 by Direct Debit.

Just click on the link below and when we have validated your eligibility, we will send you a link to set up your reduced price Direct Debit.

Not sure if you qualify?

If you wish to check your eligibility please contact us at theschool@calday.co.uk.

Alternatively, you may wish to check your Free School Meals (FSM) eligibility by using our online portal. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

 

Bus Services

to Wallasey, Chester and North Wales

Calday Grange Grammar School, in conjunction with West Kirby Grammar School, operate the C and W bus services for students of both schools who live in the Wallasey, Ellesmere Port, Chester and North Wales areas. These buses operate on a daily basis during term time. Here you will find more detailed information about routes, timetables, prices and payment options. You will also find a link to the payment facility here.

Important points to note

  • By purchasing a bus pass you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.

  • Annual bus passes are available on a first come first served basis and are subject to vehicle capacity limits.

  • It is important to note that the pass is an Annual Pass and that we do not refund the cost for anytime your child does not require transport between September and the end of July.

  • Bus passes must be produced to the driver at each time of travel, failure to produce a valid bus pass will mean your child will be refused travel. If a pass is mislaid, a replacement pass may be purchased via our online school shop at a cost of £5.00.

  • Home to School Transport - Code of Conduct will be issued with the pass and students are expected to abide by it.  We reserve the right to refuse to carry any student who does not comply with this requirement.

 

 

C Series

 

All of the buses follow the same route, however timings may vary. There are no fixed bus stops and students may embark and alight at any bus stop along the route. Students should indicate to the driver of their allocated bus to stop for them to alight. 

Brighton Street (Seacombe) via King Street, Seabank Road, Rowson Street, New Brighton Promenade, Rowson Street, Mount Pleasant Road, Seaview Road, Liscard Village, Liscard Crescent, Mill Lane, St Alban’s Road, Wallasey Village, Wallasey Road, St Hilary Brow, Breck Road, Leasowe Road, Pasture Road. The last stop is just before Moreton Library where the buses carry straight on, with no more stops, to West Kirby Grammar School and Calday Grange Grammar School. The afternoon route is exactly the same, but in reverse order.

The time table operates every day during term time and shows approximate arrival times at each section of the route.

 

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Prices & Payments

For 2021/22 the cost of an annual bus pass for the C Series service will be £550.00.  You have the option to pay in full or in 8 x monthly instalments of £68.75. There is no extra charge for paying this way. Please follow this link if you think you may qualify for financial support.

How to purchase the Annual Pass

The deadline for setting up your payment to guarantee a bus pass on one of these buses was Friday 9 July 2021.  We will continue to accept applications after this deadline and will try to accommodate your preference if we can.

Please complete the form via the link below, when you submit your form you will be directed the Calday Shop where you will be able to select your bus service and preferred payment option.

Once payment is set up we will prepare the pass and post it to you during the summer break. 

 

W Series

The W Series bus service to the North Wales, Chester and Ellesmere Port areas has been running successfully since 2008.

Carvers Coaches currently operate this route using luxury coaches. The coaches are fitted with seat belts and have CCTV installed which is routinely recorded for the safety and security of students and drivers. All drivers are required to hold a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The timetables for each bus will vary and it is very important that students travel on the bus for which they hold a valid pass. Students will not be permitted to travel if they do not produce a valid pass.

 

Bus stops are situated in North Wales at St. Asaph and Caerwys and Queensferry. Stops servicing the Chester area are located at The Holiday Inn (A483/A55), Sainsbury's (Caldy Valley Road) The Piper (A41/Hoole Lane), Morrisons (Upton). Spar (Bache), Mollington (off A540) Saughall (off A540). In Ellesmere Port, stops can be found at The BP Strawberry Garage (A5117) the Old Wirral Hundred pub, (A41/Capenhurst Lane) and Little Sutton (Chester Road/Smithy Lane).

Google Map pinpoints can be found here.

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Prices & Payments

​For 2021/22 the cost of an annual pass is as follows:

  • Stop 01 and 02 -   £1050.00 (or 8 x £131.25)

  • Stops 03 through to stop 13 -£950.00 (or 8 x £118.75)

You have the option to pay in full or in 8 x monthly instalments. There is no extra charge for paying this way. Please follow this link if you think you may qualify for financial support.

How to purchase the Annual Pass

The deadline for setting up your payment to guarantee a bus pass on one of these buses was Friday 9 July 2021.  We will continue to accept applications after this deadline and will try to accommodate your preference if we can.

Please complete the form via the link below, when you submit your form you will be directed the Calday Shop where you will be able to select your bus service and preferred payment option.

Once payment is set up we will prepare the pass and post it to you during the summer break. 

 

Bus Stops

01 ST. ASAPH

A55 - Junction 27
Bus stop on corner of The Roe and Ashley Court

£1020 or 8 x £127.50

03 HOLIDAY INN

A483 Wrexham Road
Bus stop in front of hotel

£920 or 8 x £115

05 ASDA, QUEENSFERRY

Ashton Road (off A494) 
Bus stops are on Ashton Road by Asda Car Park

£920 or 8 x £115

07 MORRISONS

Mill Lane/Upton Drive, Bache

Bus stop in front of Post Office

£920 or 8 x £115

09 MOLLINGTON

A540 - Mollington/Townfield Lane
Mollington/Townfield Lane triangle

£920 or 8 x £115

11 BP STRAWBERRY

A5117/A5032 Strawberry Way East
BP Strawberry Garage

£920 or 8 x £115

02 CAERWYS

A55, Junction 31
End of access road to A&B Caravans and Cafe

£1020 or 8 x £127.50

04 SAINSBURYS

Caldy Valley Rd

Bus stops are on Ashton Road by Asda Car Park

£920 or 8 x £115

06 THE PIPER

A41/Hoole Lane
Bus stop in Hoole Lane, side of The Piper Pub

£920 or 8 x £115

08 SPAR

Long Lane/Marina Drive
Bus stop in Long Lane in front of Spar supermarket

£920 or 8 x £115

10 SAUGHALL

Church Road/Long Lane/Lodge Lane

Bus stop on corner of Lodge Lane

£920 or 8 x £115

12 OLD WIRRAL 100

A41/Capenhurst Lane

Lay-by opposite Wakefield Road, Old Wirral Hundred pub

£920 or 8 x £115

13 LITTLE SUTTON

Chester Road/Smithy Lane 
Bus stop at junction of Chester Road and Smithy Lane

£920 or 8 x £115