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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.

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


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. 


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


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. Please click here for more information.


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. 

Not to be confused with the W1 coaches to the Chester/NorthWales areas (see below), Als Coaches run a W1 double decker bus service to Neston areas. This service is a Pay-As-You-Go service. For more information about the route and cost please contact Als Coaches on 0151 653 0222.

Support with the cost of travel on these buses is available. Please click here for more information

Please note that this timetable was correct at the time of publishing and the latest version may be viewed on the Merseytravel website.


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.

All buses and coaches have CCTV installed and are fitted with seat belts. Drivers are required to hold a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. These buses are routed according to the demand from families living around the Wallasey, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales areas. Start times from these areas are around 07:30 and students are back at their bus stop in the afternoon at about 16:45/17:00.

Payment for an annual bus pass is done using a Direct Debit facility, either in full or by eight convenient monthly instalments. There is no charge for payments made by instalments. Passes are purchased via our website. Click the button below to find more information about routes, timetables and payment options.

Support with the cost of travel on these buses is available. Please click here for more information.