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Travelling to College


Throughout the induction process, our Year 7 team make it a priority to ensure that every student feels confident travelling to and from college. Your child’s Form Tutor will discuss walking safely to college and the importance of walking with a “buddy” who lives nearby, even if they aren’t a friend. We consistently enforce road safety, and welcome contact from parents and members of the public if they observe students being particularly safe or unsafe on the local roads.

If your child ever has any difficulty getting home (bus cancellation, lift not arrived) there will always be a member of staff on hand to help and ensure that they get home safely. Please encourage your child to speak to any member of staff in school if they are unsure of how to get home, and not to leave the college premises until any issues are resolved.


Students may wish to travel to college by bicycle. We have a bicycle shed on site, however it is essential that students secure their bicycle with a good quality bike lock. 


From TfGM.

Please find the College Bus Timetable below as an attachment and Operator Contact details for the Academic Year 2023-2024.

As a school which is served by dedicated TfGM supported services, we wanted to remind you about some changes which will affect how we plan and deliver services.

All information for colleges, is available on the TfGM website link below– one stop shop for schools –

Travelling to school | Transport for Greater Manchester (

This site also provides information on the many ways to travel to school within Greater Manchester as well as how to apply for passes: like Igo and ‘Our Pass’.

The college bus service is managed as a public service by TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester). If you have any concerns or queries, please contact them -


Blessed Thomas Holford is just a 5 minute walk from Altrincham Metrolink stop. A large proportion of our students travel to and from school by tram, so in instances where your child has to travel alone, we advise that they look out for anyone wearing the Blessed Thomas Holford uniform and stay close to them. It may be useful for you to practice the route with your child before September so that they are confident with where to go. Please also discuss with your child what to do if a tram is cancelled on their way to or from college.