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Transport

There are two school buses, several service buses and a number of taxi/minbus services available to help pupils travel to and from Our Lady’s.

School Buses

  • 695 – from Newton via Clifton, Lea Town, Lea Savick Way, Lea, Ashton and along Blackpool Road, dropping off and picking up in school.
  • 651 from Cabus Junction via Green Lane, Garstang, Bilsborrow, Broughton, Garstang Road, Black Bull Lane; dropping off and picking up in school.
  • Taxi and Minibus Services provided by Lancashire County Council
  • There is a minibus that serves pupils who are travelling to and from the Longridge area.

Service Buses

  • 88 service is used by many OLCHS pupils to travel to and from school from the Ashton area. This sets down and pick up at the end of St Anthony’s Drive where there is a crossing person to see pupils safely across Cadley Causeway.
  • 23 – Used to travel from the Asda Fulwood area to Black Bull Lane and from the Bus Station along Plungington Road to Black Bull Lane. (We will provide a minibus to help those pupils who live out beyond Asda.
  • 44 – used to and from the bus station and Ingol via Tag Lane and Lane Ends.

Staying Late

For those pupils who live on routes out to Garstang and Goosnargh not served by a service bus and who stay late for extra-curricular activities, a subsidised taxi service, bookable in school each day, is available at a cost of £2.

Pupils living more than 3 miles away from school.

To ensure that the families of those pupils who live more than 3 miles away from school are not financially disadvantaged we offer financial assistance.

To qualify pupils must have attended one of our feeder primary schools and live outside of the Preston boundary with distance travelled, from home to school, exceeding 3 miles. Any financial assistance provided will be at the discretion of the Governing Body.

Contributions will be calculated based on the difference between the cost of your bus pass and that of a bus pass for travelling up to 3 miles with the amount awarded being a maximum of 50% of the additional cost. Please see the example below:

  • e.g. Cost of a bus pass for travelling up to 3 miles = £300.00
  • Cost of a bus pass for travelling between 3 and 8 miles = £500.00
  • Maximum Governor’s contribution would therefore be £100.00

Our contribution towards travel costs will be paid on a termly basis by cheque made payable to the parent/carer. To receive payment evidence of the costs incurred must be provided to the Finance Office.