Location & Transport | Woodhouse Grove School

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Easy access from across the region.

Set in 70 acres of beautiful Yorkshire Countryside, yet conveniently located between Leeds and Bradford, our students benefit from our rural location with the advantage of having major cities on their doorstep.

Bus information March 2021  – Coronavirus impact on service  

School buses will be running as normal from 8th March.  

The School buses are classed as “dedicated school transport” – a service that is only used to carry pupils to/from school and where pupils do not mix with members of the general public on those journeys.  This means that the advice for passengers on public transport to adopt social distance of 2m from people outside their household/support bubble, or 1m+ approach where this is not possible do not apply from the autumn term on dedicated transport.

The DfE have advised schools that students using School Designated Transport, over the age of 11 years must wear a face mask.

Students using School buses should avoid sitting with students who are not in their Year group bubble, unless they are their sibling.

As those travelling on the School bus service will be classed as small consistent bubbles, ad hoc bus tickets will not be available, and students are encouraged to use the same bus route for all to/from school journeys.

The School minibuses and the Fourways buses will be cleaned prior to use.

Pupils will be required to use hand sanitiser upon boarding and /or disembarking. Students will be required to fill up from the back of the bus first, to minimise passing other passengers.

Weather permitting windows will be open.

Booking forms can be downloaded below or you can apply through the link further down this page.

 

Northern Rail Train Services

Current rail services are running on a reduced timetable due to COVID-19. Please check current timetables before travelling as key direct trains in the morning are currently not scheduled. You can download a Northern Rail leaflet about safe travel below.

Bus routes to Woodhouse Grove.

Woodhouse Grove operates a Monday - Friday private bus service bringing pupils to and from the school. Buses run from the following locations:
Addingham
Otley
Halifax
Weetwood
Oakwood

Our afternoon bus services leave school at 5.20pm to allow all our pupils to participate in our extensive co-curricular programme.

For pupils travelling on the bus who are not taking part in co-curricular activities, there will be access to our library and ICT suites in order to complete prep or carry out extra academic work.

With the opening of Apperley Bridge Train Station in December 2015, more and more pupils are travelling to school on the train.  Travelling from Skipton, Bradford, Leeds and now Kirkstall Forge station can be done at ease, and with the Educational Season Rail Pass this provides a cost effective and fast route to school for pupils who live in proximity to stations along these routes.  For information on all train times please visit

https://www.wymetro.com/trains/train-timetables/

The school is serviced by the Airedale and Leeds-Bradford Line and is easily accessible from the Wharfedale Line with a change at Shipley station. If you would like to apply for an U16 Educations Season Pass, please see the download below for more information.

The timings for all morning buses have been planned to ensure that pupils arrive in good time for the school day which commences at 8.35am.  Bus passes can be purchased termly or annually, regardless of whether you are buying a single journey or five return journeys. Purchasing a termly or an annual pass offers savings compared to ad hoc tickets, with an annual pass attracting a further discount (over 5%).  Termly and annual passes are non-refundable, if however your child is in Y11 or Y13 we can discuss reduced rates for exam leave.

Our buses are either operated by ourselves or Fourway Coaches whose vehicles are fitted with vehicle tracking, seatbelts and drivers are equipped with mobile telephones. **Please note that we are still unaware of the impact on prices of the Leeds Clean Air Zone when it comes into force.

Should you have any queries not answered by this pack then please contact our Transport Co-ordinator, Mrs Sally Russ.    travel@woodhousegrove.co.uk

If you wish to apply for a Bus Pass click on the Application Form below (or see download).

Please click here for our online bus booking form

 

School Transport Pack 2020

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Northern Rail Train Use Info March 2021

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Transport Form to Download 2020/21

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Co-curricular Timetable September 2020

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U16 Rail Education Season Pass information

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