MGS is a truly regional school, and pupils travel to us from across the region, including places as far away as Preston, Sheffield, Buxton and Stoke-on-Trent. Boys enjoy the independence their journeys give them.
The Friends Scheme aims to connect boys starting at MGS with an older pupil who is able to accompany them on their school journeys for the first few days of the school year.
To download a copy of the map showing all the locations from where boys travel to MGS click here.
MGS Shuttle Services
We operate four shuttle bus services, running on the following routes:
- City Centre Shuttle - Victoria and Piccadilly Stations. To view the timetable click here. **UPDATE** We have been made aware that there will be roadworks on Corporation Street, adjacent to Victoria Station, from midday on Friday 18 September. As a consequence of the roadworks the city Centre Shuttle bus will have to pick up and set down passengers on Rochdale Road, a short walk from the current bus stops. We have no indication as to how long these temporary arrangements will be in place. To view a map of the road closures, the new route and the AM and PM temporary bus stops, please click here.
- Altrincham Shuttle - Altrincham, Timperley, Bowdon, Hale. To view the timetable click here.
- Cheadle Shuttle - Cheadle, Bramhall, Hazel Grove. To view the timetable click here.
- Worsley Shuttle - Ellenbrook, Worsley, Monton. To view the timetable click here.
Termly and annual passes for these services can be purchased via ParentPay. Parents can pay for an AM or PM only pass.
All four services also have seat belts and run a late service to enable our pupils to participate in after-school activities.
Private Bus Services
Private services are also available to parents in the following locations:
- Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Wilmslow. To view the timetables, click here.
- Knutsford. To view the timetable, click here.
- Whitefield. To view the timetable, click here.
- Warrington, Lymm and surrounding areas. To view the Grappenhall / Lymm / Manchester Schools route, click here. To view the Warrington / Stockton Heath / Manchester Schools route, click here.
A list of all our transport service providers, their routes and their contact details can be viewed by clicking here.
Map of Bus Departure and Arrival Points
A map showing the locations where each bus departs and arrives at MGS can be downloaded here:
Other Bus Services
There are a number of public bus services that connect MGS to areas within Greater Manchester. Up to date information, timetables and journey planners can be found by clicking on this link.
Pupils can also apply for an Our Pass card, available to 16-18-year-olds across Greater Manchester. To apply, click here.
Rail Travel to MGS
An increasing number of our boys are opting to take faster train and Metrolink services before connecting with the MGS Shuttle at Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly. This has proved to be very successful for pupils who live in Sheffield, Warrington, Wigan, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham, Stalybridge, Marple, Glossop and the High Peak, and Congleton.
We monitor forecasts closely and the arrangements for decision-making and communication when severe weather warnings are issued can be read here.
We are happy to provide suggested travel arrangements. If you need further information, please contact our Transport Co-ordinator, Julie Robinson (email firstname.lastname@example.org).