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Yellow School Buses

Secondary school children can get a reserved seat to and from school on a Yellow School Bus

Apply for a Yellow School Bus pass

Applications are now being accepted for TfGM’s Yellow School Buses.

If you have not selected a school bus as the bus is full TfGM will not be able to process your application.

Yellow school bus application portal

The following services are now full, we are no longer accepting applications for:

Alder Community High School Y93
Blue Coat Church of England School Y23
Bury Church of England High School Y78
Cheadle Catholic Junior School Y11, Y24
Harrytown Catholic High School Y17, Y25, Y97
Hazel Grove High School Y19, Y21,
Marple Hall School - A Specialist Language College Y18
Reddish Vale Technology College Y58
Rose Bridge High School Y63
Shevington High School Y60
Smithills School Y38,
Standish Community High School Y32, Y57, Y70, Y91, Y94, Y95, Y96
St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield Y65, Y66, Y67
St Mary’s High School, Wigan Y90
St James's Church of England School and Sports College Y40
St Patrick's Roman Catholic High School and Arts College Y52, Y33, Y81
St Peter's High School, Wigan Y74
St Thomas More Roman Catholic College Specialising in Mathematics and Computing Y79, Y80, Y86
Walkden High School Y6, Y7
Werneth School Y67 Y98, Y99

From 30th June 2018, Yellow school bus passes were issued on a first come first served basis. Between 05th June 2018 and 30th June 2018 places were allocated to the appropriate service within the resources available to TfGM.

Do you qualify?

You must live in Greater Manchester and go to a secondary school in Greater Manchester that's served by Yellow Bus.

See which secondary schools are served by Yellow School Buses

You and your parent or guardian must agree to the Yellow Bus code of practice.

You must have an igo pass to buy Yellow School Bus tickets.

Applicants should note TfGM are only able to issue a limited number of passes for each bus, if applicants do not use the pass they could be preventing other pupils from using the service. Should they no longer wish to use the service can they return the pass to TfGM so we can issue another pass.

The costs and the benefits

A weekly ticket costs £7.30. This is the best choice if you go to school by bus every day, there is the option to buy single tickets.

You could qualify for free school travel if the child:
- is blind, or deaf and with speech problems, or has learning disabilities; or
- lives more than three miles from school

See if you qualify for free school travel

Contact your local council to apply for school transport for a child with special educational needs

Unlike a normal school bus, the Yellow School Bus gives you a guaranteed seat to and from school every day.

The bus picks you up at a convenient place near your home, and will usually have the same driver every day.

Buy your ticket

Before you buy a ticket, you must apply for a yellow school bus pass. Applications are processed in July, and passes last for one academic year.

Applications are first-come-first-served basis as there are limited seats on the bus. Once a bus is full, it will no longer show as being available on the application form.

When you have a pass, you will be able to buy tickets on the bus. You need to show your Yellow School Bus pass and your igo pass. You can only use the bus with the same number on as your pass.

If you lose your pass

If you lose your bus pass, email

Renew your pass

The online application portal opens around late May each year and you must make a fresh application through this portal. Applications are dealt with on a first come first served basis.