Stockport parents reminded to apply for yellow school bus places

Stockport parents are being urged to take action and book places for their children on school bus services for the next academic year.

Applications for the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Yellow School Bus services, can be completed online from Monday 4 June. Anyone without internet access can call 0161 244 1000 for more information.
Stockport schools serviced by the yellow school bus services are as follows:

• Cheadle Catholic Junior School
• Harrytown Catholic High School
• Hazel Grove High School
• Marple Hall School
• Reddish Vale Technology College
• Werneth School

Due to high levels of demand applications received before 30 June are more likely to be allocated a place. From this date onwards if a bus is fully allocated no further places will be made available.
Pupils should ensure that they either already have an igo card or have applied for an igo card in order to use the service. Children without an igo card will not be allowed to pay the concessionary fare on a Yellow School Bus.

Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet member for Education said:
“Places on the yellow school bus services are limited so I would urge parents to apply or renew their child’s pass as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”
“Yellow School Buses are a great way to travel, providing children and their parents with a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly alternative to the school run.”