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Home to School Bus Services 2018/2019

Parent News

TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester) have released the school bus timetables for the forthcoming academic year and the contact details of the bus operators.

TfGM have been notified that Rosso are no longer able to provide their commercial school services 469(485) AM/PM journeys. TfGM have been able to replace these journeys re-numbered 902 (AM journey operated by Atlantic Travel and PM journey operated by Tyrers). Please note that the operators of school bus services might have also be changed, so please refer to the timetable below:

THS Bus Timetables Sept18

 

An introduction to School buses and concessionary fares for students in Greater Manchester

Passengers can pay a fare to the driver for each journey shown on this timetable. However, students will need to show an IGO pass to travel at the concessionary (reduced) fare. If students do not have an IGO pass, they will have to pay a higher fare.

Most of the journeys shown in this timetable are funded by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). The majority of TfGM funded services charge a standard fare and also offer daily return tickets. In some cases, the return ticket can also be used for travel on other journeys which serve similar areas – even if it is provided by a different operator. On most services, students can also buy a weekly scholar’s ticket, which costs £7.30. These are ONLY valid on schooldays on school buses and are available from the bus driver on all services where they are applicable. To help the driver, please try to have the correct fare when buying your ticket.

A summary of fares and ticketing information on all school services included in this timetable can be found at https://www.tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/bus-school-bus-services

There are also a small number of TfGM funded services where the operator sets the fares. You will need to check with the operator what fares are available.

Yellow School Buses

This timetable also shows the journeys operated by Yellow School Buses.

Yellow School Bus journeys have special travel conditions and can only be used by students who hold a Yellow School Bus pass which is valid for that journey. Students who wish to use a Yellow School Bus should go to https://www.tfqm.com/tickets-and-passes /bus-vellow-school-busesfor details on how to apply for a pass.

The IGO Pass

All students between the ages of 11 and 16 need an IGO pass if they wish to travel at the concessionary (reduced fare) rate on buses.
The IGO pass is like an ID card and proves that the student is aged 16 or under. It must be carried on all journeys and shown to the driver before paying the fare.

The IGO pass costs £10 and can only be bought by students who live, or go to school in Greater Manchester .

More information on IGO and an application form to get an IGO pass is on the TfGM website at http://iqo.tfgm.com

(Please note: students who are entitled to a free Scholars Travel Pass for journeys between home and school and students aged between 16 and 19 who have a Scholars Concessionary Pass, do not need an IGO Pass for these journeys)

by Jul 9, 2018 No Comments
More Reasons to Raise Funds for DofE

More Reasons to Raise Funds for DofE

Duke of Edinburgh

Well done to some of our school’s Year 10 students who last weekend raised a whopping £740 for the Duke Of Edinburgh award. The team, supervised by our DofE Co-ordinator Mr Cudworth, packed bags in the Morrisons store in Ramsbottom and delighted customers gave them their loose change and donations as a reward. The money raised will be spent on camping equipment for the forthcoming Duke Of Edinburgh Expeditions.

Want to get involved in the Duke Of Edinburgh programme? Check out the DofE page or speak to Mr Cudworth in school to get more information.

by Jun 11, 2018 No Comments
Year 9 Team win ‘I Am Creative Final’

Year 9 Team win ‘I Am Creative Final’

Student News

A massive congratulations goes to Ellie, Mille, Maxine and Madison in Year 9 for coming first in the I Am Creative project last week. The project was run by the Ideas Foundation and the task was to create a digital product to advertise the BBC’s Big Weekend and then pitch the idea, in true Apprentice/Dragon’s Den style to representatives from the BBC. The judges were the animation team from CBBC and CBeebies.

Five teams from Tottington High School were entered into the competition and our teams competed against many other schools from the Greater Manchester area. Three of our teams made it into the final in which they competed against 3 teams from Derby High School.

Here are a few photos from the day, and there is also the chance to watch the winning animation by Millie and the team.

 

 

by Jun 11, 2018 No Comments
Breightmet Library Homework Club

Breightmet Library Homework Club

Parent News

There is now an after school homework club at Breightmet Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 3.30pm- 6.45pm and every Saturday 9.00am- 4.45pm. They give students free computer time to complete their work, surf appropriate websites and use the library resources (online and shelved stock). They are also entitled to unlimited free homework printouts.

Students do not need to be members to access this service. If you are interested, just pop into the library and ask at the counter and staff will log you onto a computer.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Breightmet Library,
Breightmet Health Centre,
Breightmet Fold Lane,
Bolton. BL2 6NT

Tel no: 01204 332353
Email: breightmet.library@bolton.gov.uk

Opening times:
Monday 9 – 12.30pm
Tuesday 9 – 7.00pm
Wednesday 9 – 12.30pm
Thursday 9 – 7.00pm
Friday 9 – 1pm
Saturday 9 – 5pm

by Apr 30, 2018 No Comments
New Bus Service Tottington Line

New Bus Service Tottington Line

Parent News

There is a new bus service, Tottington Line operating up/down Tottington Road, which is owned by Rosso. If students are purchasing a First Bus ticket, the Tottington Line service are not honouring this pass (you won’t be allowed on).

Students need to purchase a System 1 pass, which allows travel on any bus regardless of operator. The 1-day and the weekly passes can be purchased on any bus. However, the monthly pass has to purchased from the interchange.

1 day any bus = £2.80
7 day any bus = £9.25  or £9.00 if IGO pass is shown

by Apr 17, 2018 No Comments
Bronze and Silver D of E Training Weekend

Bronze and Silver D of E Training Weekend

Duke of Edinburgh

Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh candidates had a weekend of intense training ready for their training expeditions at the Yorkshire Dales.

On Saturday morning our year 10 Bronze Award trainees set off from Tottington High School in the morning split into two groups, one group headed towards Holcombe Hill along with Miss Harvey and Miss Duke and the other group in the direction of Affetside with Mr Cudworth, the 11 kilometre route crossed over halfway and the groups enjoyed dinner together, with the weather on our side we continued back towards school throughout the afternoon arriving back shortly after 2.30pm.

Compass navigation, map reading, measuring distance were amongst topics covered on the day and everyone enjoyed themselves taking away many new skills in preparation for their next challenge, two days with overnight camping. Well done to everyone involved.

On Sunday morning our year 11 Silver candidates arrived early at school and we set off to climb Pendle Hill at a height of 557m, all our students had to carry rucksacks with appropriate weight to replicate expectations on expeditions that are planned shorty over three days with overnight camping.

We arrived at Barley in Pendle early morning and split into two groups, both groups set off to navigate approximately 10 kilometres to climb the mighty Pendle Hill and along the way practiced many skills that they had mastered last year throughout their Bronze Award along with leaders Mr J Cudworth and Mr M Wilson.

Everyone managed to summit the hill and enjoyed lunch in perfect weather conditions for the time of year, perfect visibility allowed our students to look over towards Holcombe Hill and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in the distance.

After dinner everyone descended back towards Barley and some of us enjoyed ice cream before heading back to school after a challenging day.

Well done to everyone involved and thank you to all staff who volunteer and give up their weekends, Duke of Edinburgh would not run without your kindness.

Mr J Cudworth (Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator)

by Mar 28, 2018 No Comments